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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 Hell Gate, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hell Gate 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 Hell Gate:
    • 46.883257, -114.087056
    • 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 Hell Gate
  • 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 Hell Gate ...

We have found two communities that share the name Hell Gate.

Within Montana, the name Hell Gate is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Martin County
      • This Hell Gate is located in Martin County and lies 2,297 miles [3,696.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hell Gate that is located in Missoula County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hell Gate
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Hell Gate.
    • New York
      • New York 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 New York community of Hell Gate [New York County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hell Gate ...

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.

  • Carols Court [Missoula County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carols Court
    • Carols Court [Missoula County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Hell Gate
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carols Court have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carols Court
  • Cozy Court [Missoula County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cozy Court
    • Cozy Court [Missoula County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Hell Gate
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cozy Court have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cozy Court
  • Frenchtown [Missoula County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
    • Frenchtown [Missoula County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hell Gate
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frenchtown<4>
  • Grass Valley [Missoula County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
    • Grass Valley [Missoula County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hell Gate
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Lolo [Missoula County]
    • Milltown [Missoula County]
    • Orchard Homes [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Homes
      • Orchard Homes [Missoula County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hell Gate
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Homes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Homes
    • Stovepipe [Missoula County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stovepipe
      • Stovepipe [Missoula County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hell Gate
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovepipe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Hell Gate 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 Hell Gate 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 Hell Gate once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Hell Gate and extending to:

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    • Missoula, which is the Seat of Missoula County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Hell Gate to Helena, with an average speed<6>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 three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,933 miles [3,110.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,671 miles [10,735.9 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 7,440 miles [11,973.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,479 miles [8,817.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Missoula County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Missoula County: www.co.missoula.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hell Gate) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hell Gate. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8833, Longitude: -114.0871       In this case, the coordinates for Hell Gate have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Hell Gate 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Hell Gate, 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 Hell Gate 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 334.111 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.545 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.523 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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