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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 Elmo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elmo 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 Elmo:
    • 47.830253, -114.349848
    • 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 Elmo
  • 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 Elmo ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Elmo.

Within Montana, the name Elmo is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Crittenden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Elmo [Crittenden County].
      • Independence County
      • This Elmo is located in Independence County and lies 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Independence County community of Elmo.
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This Elmo is located in Kern County and lies 876 miles [1,409.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kern County community of Elmo.
    • Georgia
      • Coffee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Elmo [Coffee County].
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson County
      • This Elmo is located in Dickinson County and lies 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Elmo.
    • Kentucky
      • Christian County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Elmo [Christian County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Elmo [Aroostook County].
    • Mississippi
      • Jefferson County
      • This Elmo is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Elmo.
    • Missouri
      • Nodaway County
      • This Elmo is located in Nodaway County and lies 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nodaway County community of Elmo.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • This Elmo is located in Clarion County and lies 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km]<2> to the east of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Elmo.
    • Texas
      • Kaufman County
      • This Elmo is located in Kaufman County and lies 1,409 miles [2,267.6 km]<2> to the southeast of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kaufman County community of Elmo.
    • Utah
      • Emery County
      • This Elmo is located in Emery County and lies 608 miles [978.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emery County community of Elmo.
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • This Elmo is located in Halifax County and lies 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km]<2> to the east of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Elmo.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Elmo [Fayette County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • This Elmo is located in Grant County and lies 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km]<2> to the east of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Elmo.
    • Wyoming
      • Carbon County
      • This Elmo is located in Carbon County and lies 560 miles [901.2 km]<2> to the southeast of the Elmo that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Elmo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elmo ...

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.

  • Bear Dance [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Dance
    • Bear Dance [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Elmo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Dance
  • Big Arm [Lake County]
  • Hog Heaven [Flathead County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hog Heaven
    • Hog Heaven [Flathead County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Elmo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hog Heaven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kings Point [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
    • Kings Point [Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Elmo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mary Ronan
      • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Elmo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mary Ronan
    • Lonepine [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonepine
      • Lonepine [Sanders County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonepine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonepine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonepine<3>
    • Rocky Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Spring Valley [Lake County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Lake County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Turtle Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Elmo. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Robert Bray     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kalispell (MT) on October 23, 1917 (a Tueday) and died in Bishop (CA) on March 7, 1983 (a Monday) at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Kalispell is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Bray<5>
    • William Swetland     (Actor)

How Far From Elmo to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Polson, which is the Seat of Lake County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Elmo to Polson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,950 miles [3,138.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 111 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,618 miles [10,650.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,386 miles [11,886.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,435 miles [8,746.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lake County: www.lakecounty-mt.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Elmo 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elmo) 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 Elmo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ElmoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elmo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8303, Longitude: -114.3498    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.
<7>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 Elmo to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.366 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.915 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.577 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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