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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 Gregson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gregson 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 Gregson:
    • 46.048008, -112.809812
    • 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 Gregson
  • 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 Gregson ...

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.

  • Centerville [Silver Bow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Silver Bow County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gregson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Crackerville [Deer Lodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crackerville
    • Crackerville [Deer Lodge County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Gregson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crackerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crackerville
  • French Gulch [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Gulch
    • French Gulch [Deer Lodge County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gregson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Gulch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • French Town [Deer Lodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Town
    • French Town [Deer Lodge County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gregson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Town
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    • Lost Creek [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Deer Lodge County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gregson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • Miles Crossing [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles Crossing
      • Miles Crossing [Silver Bow County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gregson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles Crossing
    • Opportunity [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opportunity
      • Opportunity [Deer Lodge County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Gregson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opportunity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opportunity
    • Rocker [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocker
      • Rocker [Silver Bow County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Gregson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocker
    • Stringtown [Silver Bow County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Silver Bow County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gregson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunnyside [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Deer Lodge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gregson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Warm Springs [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Springs
      • Warm Springs [Deer Lodge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Gregson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Springs

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 Gregson. 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.

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    • Bert Glennon     (Cinematographer)
    • Kirby Grant     (Actor)
      • Born: Kirby Grant Hoon, Jr.
      • Actor. He was born in Butte (MT) on November 24, 1911 (a Friday) and died in Titusville (FL) on October 30, 1985 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Missoula Cemetery (Missoula County, Montana).
      • Butte is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Gregson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kirby Grant<3>
    • Andrea Leeds     (Actress)
      • Born: Antoinette Lees
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (MT) on August 18, 1913 (a Monday) and died in Palm Springs (CA) on May 21, 1984 (a Monday) at the age of 70. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Butte is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Gregson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrea Leeds<3>
    • Martha Raye     (Actress)
      • Born: Margaret Yvonne Teresa Reed
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (MT) on August 27, 1916 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on October 19, 1994 (a Wednesday) at the age of 78.
      • Butte is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Gregson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Raye<3>

How Far From Gregson 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 Gregson 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<4> community of Gregson once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Gregson and extending to:

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    • Anaconda, which is the Seat of Deer Lodge County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 53 miles [85.3 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Gregson to Helena, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take three full days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 107 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,696 miles [10,776.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,465 miles [12,013.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,488 miles [8,832.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Deer Lodge 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gregson) 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 Gregson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GregsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gregson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0480, Longitude: -112.8098    
<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>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.
<4>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 Gregson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>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.
<6>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 Gregson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.046 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.244 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.822 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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