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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 Hog Heaven, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hog Heaven 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 Hog Heaven:
    • 47.816608, -114.498184
    • 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 Hog Heaven
  • 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 Hog Heaven ...

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.

  • Big Arm [Lake County]
  • Elmo [Lake County]
  • Hot Springs [Sanders County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
    • Hot Springs [Sanders County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hog Heaven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<2>
  • Kings Point [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
    • Kings Point [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Hog Heaven
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mary Ronan
      • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hog Heaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mary Ronan
    • Lonepine [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonepine
      • Lonepine [Sanders County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hog Heaven
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonepine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonepine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonepine<2>
    • Pine Prairie [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Prairie
      • Pine Prairie [Flathead County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hog Heaven
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Prairie
    • Rocky Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Hog Heaven
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Spring Valley [Lake County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Lake County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hog Heaven
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Hog Heaven. 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 ...
    • Robert Bray     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kalispell (Montana) on Tueday October 23, 1917 and died in Bishop (California) on Monday March 7, 1983 at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Kalispell is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Hog Heaven.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Bray<4>
    • William Swetland     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kalispell (Montana) on Wednesday October 15, 1913 and died in Branford (Connecticut) on Friday October 31, 2003 at the age of 90. He is buried at Westwood Cemetery (Lorain County, Ohio).
      • Kalispell is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Hog Heaven.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Swetland<4>

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kalispell, which is the Seat of Flathead County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hog Heaven to Kalispell, with an average speed<6> 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 just over a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,621 miles [10,655.5 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 7,389 miles [11,891.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,440 miles [8,754.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Flathead County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Flathead County: www.co.flathead.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' (or 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- Hog Heaven) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hog Heaven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8166, Longitude: -114.4982       In this case, the coordinates for Hog Heaven have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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>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 Hog Heaven, 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 Hog Heaven 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 334.485 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.05 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.673 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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