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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 Higgins, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Higgins 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 Higgins:
    • 46.290771, -110.741872
    • 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 Higgins
  • 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 Higgins ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Higgins.

Within Montana, the name Higgins is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski County
      • This Higgins is located in Pulaski County and lies 1,255 miles [2,019.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Higgins that is located in Meagher County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Higgins.
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee 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 Colorado community of Higgins [Chaffee County].
    • Georgia
      • Monroe 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 Georgia community of Higgins [Monroe County].
    • Illinois
      • Richland 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 Illinois community of Higgins [Richland County].
    • Maryland
      • Talbot County
      • This Higgins is located in Talbot County and lies 1,822 miles [2,932.2 km]<1> to the east of the Higgins that is located in Meagher County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Higgins.
    • Mississippi
      • Lamar County
      • This Higgins is located in Lamar County and lies 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Higgins that is located in Meagher County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamar County community of Higgins.
    • Nebraska
      • Cheyenne County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cheyenne County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheyenne County community of Higgins.
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • This Higgins is located in Allegany County and lies 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km]<1> to the east of the Higgins that is located in Meagher County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Higgins.
    • North Carolina
      • Yancey County
      • This Higgins is located in Yancey County and lies 1,626 miles [2,616.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Higgins that is located in Meagher County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yancey County community of Higgins.
    • Oklahoma
      • Latimer County
      • This Higgins is located in Latimer County and lies 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Higgins that is located in Meagher County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Latimer County community of Higgins.
    • South Carolina
      • Saluda County
      • This Higgins is located in Saluda County and lies 1,730 miles [2,784.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Higgins that is located in Meagher County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saluda County community of Higgins.
    • Texas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Higgins is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Higgins that is located in Meagher County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Higgins.
      • Lipscomb County
      • This Higgins is located in Lipscomb County and lies 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the southeast of the Higgins that is located in Meagher County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higgins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lipscomb County community of Higgins.
    • Virginia
      • Grayson 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 Virginia community of Higgins [Grayson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Higgins ...

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.

  • Bruce Place [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce Place
    • Bruce Place [Meagher County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Higgins
    • 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
  • Ford Place [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford Place
    • Ford Place [Meagher County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Higgins
    • 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
  • Francis [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
    • Francis [Gallatin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Higgins
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
  • Groveland [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveland
    • Groveland [Meagher County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Higgins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groveland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveland
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Martinsdale [Meagher County]
    • Ringling [Meagher County]
    • Shields [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields
      • Shields [Park County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Higgins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields
    • Sixteen [Meagher County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixteen
      • Sixteen [Meagher County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Higgins
      • 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

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • White Sulphur Springs, which is the Seat of Meagher County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Higgins to White Sulphur Springs, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,635 miles [10,678 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 7,404 miles [11,915.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,413 miles [8,711.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Higgins) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Higgins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2908, Longitude: -110.7419       In this case, the coordinates for Higgins 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 Higgins 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 Higgins, 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>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 Higgins 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 331.422 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.384 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.519 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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