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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 Island City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Island City 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 Island City:
    • 47.361043, -114.789853
    • 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 Island City
  • 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 Island City ...

We have found six communities that share the name Island City.

Within Montana, the name Island City is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Greene County
      • This Island City is located in Greene County and lies 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Island City that is located in Sanders County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Island City.
    • Kansas
      • Geary 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 Kansas community of Island City [Geary County].
    • Kentucky
      • Owsley County
      • This Island City is located in Owsley County and lies 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Island City that is located in Sanders County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Owsley County community of Island City.
    • Missouri
      • Gentry County
      • This Island City is located in Gentry County and lies 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Island City that is located in Sanders County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gentry County community of Island City.
    • Nevada
      • Churchill County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Island City [Churchill County].
    • Oregon
      • Union County
      • This Island City is located in Union County and lies 208 miles [334.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Island City that is located in Sanders County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Island City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Island City ...

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.

  • Cedar Mouth [Mineral County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mouth
    • Cedar Mouth [Mineral County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Island City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mouth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Keystone [Mineral County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone [Mineral County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Island City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Oliverville [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliverville
    • Oliverville [Mineral County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Island City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliverville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliverville
  • Paradise [Sanders County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
    • Paradise [Sanders County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Island City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise<5>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Plains [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
      • Plains [Sanders County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Island City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plains<5>
    • Riverbend [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend [Mineral County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbend have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend
    • Spring Gulch [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Gulch
      • Spring Gulch [Mineral County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Island City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Gulch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Gulch
    • Superior [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Mineral County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Island City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<5>

How Far From Island City 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 Island City 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 community of Island City once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Island City and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Thompson Falls, which is the Seat of Sanders County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Island City to Thompson Falls, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 140 miles [225.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,968 miles [3,167.2 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 6,656 miles [10,711.8 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 7,424 miles [11,947.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,473 miles [8,807.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Sanders County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sanders County: www.co.sanders.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Island City) 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 Island City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Island CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Island City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3610, Longitude: -114.7899       In this case, the coordinates for Island City 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 Island City 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 Island City, 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 Island City 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 334.698 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.262 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.911 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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