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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Circle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Circle and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Circle:
    • 47.417644, -105.587060
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Circle
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Circle ...

We have found five communities that share the name Circle.

Within Montana, the name Circle is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This Circle lies 1,884 miles [3,032 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Circle that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle
    • New Jersey
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Circle [Mercer County].
    • Ohio
      • Knox County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Knox County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Circle.
    • Texas
      • Cherokee County
      • This Circle is located in Cherokee County and lies 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Circle that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Circle.
      • Lamb County
      • This Circle is located in Lamb County and lies 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the south of the Circle that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamb County community of Circle.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Circle ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Coal Creek [McCone County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Creek
    • Coal Creek [McCone County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Circle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Corral Creek [Dawson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corral Creek
    • Corral Creek [Dawson County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Circle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corral Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lost Creek [McCone County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
    • Lost Creek [McCone County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Circle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Mink [Dawson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mink
    • Mink [Dawson County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Circle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mink have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Paris [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [McCone County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Circle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie Elk [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Elk
      • Prairie Elk [McCone County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Circle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Redwater [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [McCone County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Circle
    • Rodgers Hill [McCone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodgers Hill
      • Rodgers Hill [McCone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Circle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodgers Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodgers Hill
    • Sand Creek [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Creek
      • Sand Creek [McCone County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Circle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union [Dawson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Dawson County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Circle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Circle to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Circle to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Circle and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Circle to Helena, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 88 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,444 miles [10,370.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,194 miles [8,358.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Circle. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Circle) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Circle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CircleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Circle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4176, Longitude: -105.5871       In this case, the coordinates for Circle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Circle could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Circle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Circle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.457 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.926 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.205 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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