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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 Goldcreek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Goldcreek 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 Goldcreek:
    • 46.58584, -112.928243
    • 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 Goldcreek
  • 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 Goldcreek ...

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.

  • Deer Lodge [Powell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Lodge
    • Deer Lodge [Powell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldcreek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,805 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Lodge<3>
  • Hall [Granite County]
  • Maxville [Granite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxville
    • Maxville [Granite County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldcreek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxville
  • Phosphate [Powell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phosphate
    • Phosphate [Powell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldcreek
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Phosphate. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phosphate
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Pioneer [Powell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Powell County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Goldcreek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prison Farm [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prison Farm
      • Prison Farm [Powell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldcreek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prison Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prison Farm
    • Quigley [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quigley
      • Quigley [Powell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Goldcreek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quigley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quigley
    • Sharkeyville [Powell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharkeyville
      • Sharkeyville [Powell County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Goldcreek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharkeyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stone [Granite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone
      • Stone [Granite County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Goldcreek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Goldcreek once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Goldcreek and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Deer Lodge, which is the Seat of Powell County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Goldcreek to Deer Lodge, with an average speed<6> 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 43 miles [69.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 74 days and walking would take 107 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,665 miles [10,726.3 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 7,434 miles [11,963.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,462 miles [8,790.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Powell County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Goldcreek) 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 Goldcreek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GoldcreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goldcreek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5858, Longitude: -112.9282    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Goldcreek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Goldcreek 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 333.169 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.431 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.833 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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