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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 Hesper, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hesper 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 Hesper:
    • 45.740693, -108.710278
    • 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 Hesper
  • 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 Hesper ...

We have found three communities that share the name Hesper.

Within Montana, the name Hesper is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Winneshiek County
      • This Hesper is located in Winneshiek County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<1> to the east of the Hesper that is located in Yellowstone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winneshiek County community of Hesper.
    • Kansas
      • Douglas County
      • This Hesper is located in Douglas County and lies 839 miles [1,350.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hesper that is located in Yellowstone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Hesper.
    • North Dakota
      • Benson County
      • This Hesper is located in Benson County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hesper that is located in Yellowstone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benson County community of Hesper.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hesper ...

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.

  • Coalville [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
    • Coalville [Carbon County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hesper
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Comanche [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche
    • Comanche [Yellowstone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Hesper
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche
  • Edgar [Carbon County]
  • Indian Arrow [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Arrow
    • Indian Arrow [Yellowstone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Hesper
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Arrow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Arrow
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    • Molt [Stillwater County]
    • Park City [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<3>
    • Pryor [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pryor
      • Pryor [Big Horn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pryor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pryor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pryor<3>
    • Rockvale [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockvale
      • Rockvale [Carbon County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shepherd [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd
      • Shepherd [Yellowstone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherd<3>
    • Soda Springs [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soda Springs
      • Soda Springs [Yellowstone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soda Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soda 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 Hesper. 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 ...
    • James Anderson     (Actor)
    • Myron Stanford 'Stan' Lynde     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Billings (MT) on September 23, 1931 (a Wednesday) and died on August 6, 2013 (a Tueday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Mountview Cemetery (Yellowstone County, Montana).
      • Billings is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Hesper.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myron Stanford 'Stan' Lynde<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Billings, which is the Seat of Yellowstone County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hesper to Billings, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,672 miles [2,690.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 95 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,620 miles [10,653.9 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 7,389 miles [11,891.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,379 miles [8,656.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Yellowstone County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yellowstone County: www.co.yellowstone.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- Hesper) 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 Hesper. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HesperOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hesper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7407, Longitude: -108.7103    
<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>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.
<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 Hesper 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 329.803 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.461 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.358 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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