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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 Francis, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Francis 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 Francis:
    • 46.14525, -111.088875
    • 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 Francis
  • 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 Francis ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Francis.

Within Montana, the name Francis is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Francis is located in Calhoun County and lies 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Francis.
      • Saint Clair 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 Alabama community of Francis [Saint Clair County].
    • Arkansas
      • Boone County
      • This Francis is located in Boone County and lies 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Francis.
    • California
      • Trinity 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 California community of Francis [Trinity County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Francis is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Francis.
      • Putnam County
      • This Francis is located in Putnam County and lies 1,947 miles [3,133.4 km] to the east southeast of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Francis.
    • Illinois
      • Saline County
      • This Francis is located in Saline County and lies 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Francis.
    • Kansas
      • Ness 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 Kansas community of Francis [Ness County].
    • Michigan
      • Montmorency 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 Michigan community of Francis [Montmorency County].
    • Mississippi
      • Bolivar County
      • This Francis is located in Bolivar County and lies 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bolivar County community of Francis.
    • Missouri
      • Audrain 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 Missouri community of Francis [Audrain County].
      • Pulaski County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Francis [Pulaski County].
    • Nebraska
      • Wheeler County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Wheeler County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wheeler County community of Francis.
    • Nevada
      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Washoe County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Francis.
    • New Mexico
      • Eddy County
      • Although located in Eddy County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eddy County community of Francis.
    • Oklahoma
      • Pontotoc County
      • This Francis is located in Pontotoc County and lies 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pontotoc County community of Francis.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Erie County
      • This Francis is located in Erie County and lies 1,546 miles [2,488 km]<1> to the east of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Francis.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Francis lies 430 miles [692 km]<1> to the northeast of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
    • Texas
      • Orange County
      • This Francis is located in Orange County and lies 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Francis.
    • Utah
      • Summit County
      • This Francis is located in Summit County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km]<1> to the south of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Francis.
    • West Virginia
      • Harrison County
      • This Francis is located in Harrison County and lies 1,619 miles [2,605.5 km]<1> to the east of the Francis that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Francis.
      • Raleigh 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 West Virginia community of Francis [Raleigh County].
    • Wyoming
      • Weston 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 Wyoming community of Francis [Weston County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Francis ...

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.

  • Brewer [Broadwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewer
    • Brewer [Broadwater County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Francis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewer
  • Bruce Place [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce Place
    • Bruce Place [Meagher County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Francis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce Place
  • Deer Park [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Gallatin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Francis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
  • Ford Place [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford Place
    • Ford Place [Meagher County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Francis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford Place
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Gallop [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallop
      • Gallop [Gallatin County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Francis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hillman [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
      • Hillman [Gallatin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Francis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
    • Ringling [Meagher County]
    • Sixteen [Meagher County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixteen
      • Sixteen [Meagher County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Francis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sixteen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixteen

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 Francis. 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 ...
    • Myrna Loy     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Radersburg (MT) on August 2, 1905 (a Wednesday) and died in New York (NY) on December 14, 1993 (a Tueday) at the age of 88. She is buried at Forestvale Cemetery (Lewis and Clark County, Montana).
      • Radersburg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Francis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna Loy<6>

How Far From Francis 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 Francis to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bozeman, which is the Seat of Gallatin County and lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Francis to Bozeman, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,788 miles [2,877.5 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,652 miles [10,705.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,421 miles [11,942.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,431 miles [8,740.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gallatin County: www.co.gallatin.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Francis) 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 Francis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FrancisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Francis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1452, Longitude: -111.0889    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Francis 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 Francis, 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Francis to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.688 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.679 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.75 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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