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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 Homestake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Homestake 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 Homestake:
    • 45.923260, -112.410847
    • 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 Homestake
  • 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 Homestake ...

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.

  • Butchertown [Silver Bow County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butchertown
    • Butchertown [Silver Bow County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Homestake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedric [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedric
    • Cedric [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Homestake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedric have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedric
  • Centerville [Silver Bow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Silver Bow County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Homestake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Donald [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
    • Donald [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Homestake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
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    • Floral Park [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floral Park
      • Floral Park [Silver Bow County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Homestake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floral Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral Park
    • Grace [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
      • Grace [Silver Bow County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Homestake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
    • Highview [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highview
      • Highview [Silver Bow County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Homestake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highview
    • Paul Place [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paul Place
      • Paul Place [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Homestake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paul Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paul Place
    • Pioneer [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Silver Bow County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Homestake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
    • Pipestone [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipestone
      • Pipestone [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Homestake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipestone
    • Pipestone Hot Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipestone Hot Springs
      • Pipestone Hot Springs [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Homestake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipestone Hot Springs
    • Red Mountain [Silver Bow County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mountain
      • Red Mountain [Silver Bow County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Homestake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Homestake. 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.

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    • Bert Glennon     (Cinematographer)
    • Kirby Grant     (Actor)
      • Born: Kirby Grant Hoon, Jr.
      • Actor. He was born in Butte (MT) on November 24, 1911 (a Friday) and died in Titusville (FL) on October 30, 1985 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Missoula Cemetery (Missoula County, Montana).
      • Butte is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Homestake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kirby Grant<3>
    • Andrea Leeds     (Actress)
      • Born: Antoinette Lees
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (MT) on August 18, 1913 (a Monday) and died in Palm Springs (CA) on May 21, 1984 (a Monday) at the age of 70. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Butte is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Homestake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrea Leeds<3>
    • Martha Raye     (Actress)
      • Born: Margaret Yvonne Teresa Reed
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (MT) on August 27, 1916 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on October 19, 1994 (a Wednesday) at the age of 78.
      • Butte is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Homestake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Raye<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Boulder, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Homestake to Boulder, with an average speed<4> 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 49 miles [78.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 106 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,695 miles [10,774.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,464 miles [12,012.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,483 miles [8,824 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Jefferson County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Homestake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homestake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9233, Longitude: -112.4108       In this case, the coordinates for Homestake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Homestake to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.722 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.858 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.59 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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