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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 Fort Benton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fort Benton and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Fort Benton:
    • 47.828659, -110.655980
    • 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 Fort Benton
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Benton ...

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.

  • Big Sag [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sag
    • Big Sag [Chouteau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Fort Benton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sag
  • Carter [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Chouteau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Fort Benton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carter<3>
  • Coal Banks Landing [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Banks Landing
    • Coal Banks Landing [Chouteau County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Benton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Banks Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Banks Landing
  • Colony Bay [Chouteau County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony Bay
    • Colony Bay [Chouteau County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Fort Benton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Geraldine [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [Chouteau County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Benton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geraldine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<3>
    • Highwood [Chouteau County]
    • Pack and Lacey Crossing [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pack and Lacey Crossing
      • Pack and Lacey Crossing [Chouteau County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pack and Lacey Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pack and Lacey Crossing
    • Portage [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
      • Portage [Cascade County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
    • Rogers [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Cascade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers
    • Shepherd Crossing [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd Crossing
      • Shepherd Crossing [Chouteau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd Crossing

How Far From Fort Benton 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 city such as Fort Benton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 106 miles [170.6 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Fort Benton to Helena, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,540 miles [10,525.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,309 miles [11,762.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,328 miles [8,574.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chouteau County: www.co.chouteau.mt.us/

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' (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- Fort Benton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Benton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort BentonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Benton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8287, Longitude: -110.6560       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Benton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Fort Benton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.424 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.524 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.253 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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