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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 Hinsdale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale:
    • 48.394291, -107.084793
    • 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 Hinsdale
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Valley County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Valley County
    • Since Hinsdale is near Phillips County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Phillips County
  • 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 Hinsdale ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Hinsdale.

Within Montana, the name Hinsdale is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Sutter County
      • This Hinsdale is located in Sutter County and lies 975 miles [1,569.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hinsdale that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sutter County community of Hinsdale.
    • Illinois
      • DuPage County
      • This Hinsdale is located in DuPage County and lies 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hinsdale that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DuPage County community of Hinsdale.
    • Iowa
      • Lee 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 Iowa community of Hinsdale [Lee County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire County
      • This Hinsdale is located in Berkshire County and lies 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km]<1> to the east of the Hinsdale that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkshire County community of Hinsdale.
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Hinsdale is located in Saint Louis County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km]<1> to the east of the Hinsdale that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Hinsdale.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Hinsdale is located in Cheshire County and lies 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km]<1> to the east of the Hinsdale that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Hinsdale.
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Hinsdale is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km]<1> to the east of the Hinsdale that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Hinsdale.
      • Onondaga County
      • This Hinsdale is located in Onondaga County and lies 1,523 miles [2,451 km] to the east of the Hinsdale that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onondaga County community of Hinsdale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hinsdale ...

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.

  • Bone Crossing [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bone Crossing
    • Bone Crossing [Phillips County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hinsdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bone Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bone Crossing
  • Cree Crossing [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cree Crossing
    • Cree Crossing [Phillips County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hinsdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cree Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cree Crossing
  • Glasgow [Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow [Valley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Hinsdale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,315 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<4>
  • Jordan Crossing [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan Crossing
    • Jordan Crossing [Phillips County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hinsdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Crossing
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Miles Crossing [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles Crossing
      • Miles Crossing [Valley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hinsdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles Crossing
    • Paisley [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paisley
      • Paisley [Valley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Hinsdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paisley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paisley
    • Rose Hill [Valley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Valley County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Hinsdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sleeping Buffalo [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleeping Buffalo
      • Sleeping Buffalo [Phillips County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Hinsdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleeping Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleeping Buffalo
    • Valleytown [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valleytown
      • Valleytown [Phillips County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Hinsdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valleytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valleytown

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Glasgow, which is the Seat of Valley County and lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hinsdale to Glasgow, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 261 miles [420 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,624 miles [2,613.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,424 miles [10,338.4 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 7,192 miles [11,574.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Valley County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hinsdale. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Hinsdale) 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 Hinsdale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HinsdaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinsdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3943, Longitude: -107.0848    
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Hinsdale 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>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 Hinsdale 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 328.644 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.388 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.947 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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