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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 Peck, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fort Peck 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 Peck:
    • 48.007269, -106.454870
    • 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 Peck
  • 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 Peck ...

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.

  • Cactus Flat [McCone County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus Flat
    • Cactus Flat [McCone County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Peck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cactus Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Free Deal [Valley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Deal
    • Free Deal [Valley County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Fort Peck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Deal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Glasgow [Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow [Valley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Peck
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,315 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
  • Lakeview [Valley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview [Valley County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Fort Peck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Paisley [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paisley
      • Paisley [Valley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Peck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paisley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paisley
    • Park Grove [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Grove
      • Park Grove [Valley County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Fort Peck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Grove
    • Square Deal [Valley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Square Deal
      • Square Deal [Valley County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Fort Peck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Square Deal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whately [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whately
      • Whately [Valley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Fort Peck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whately have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whately

How Far From Fort Peck to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Glasgow, which is the Seat of Valley County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Fort Peck to Glasgow, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 278 miles [447.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 63 days and walking would take 91 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,431 miles [10,349.7 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 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 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 Peck. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Peck) 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 Fort Peck. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort PeckOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Peck. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0073, Longitude: -106.4549       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Peck 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 Peck 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 328.144 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.776 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.628 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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