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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 Knowlton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Knowlton 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 Knowlton:
    • 46.343614, -105.088029
    • 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 Knowlton
  • 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 Knowlton ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Knowlton.

Within Montana, the name Knowlton is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, ten are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Barbour County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Knowlton [Barbour County].
    • Arkansas
      • Desha County
      • This Knowlton is located in Desha County and lies 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km]<2> to the southeast of the Knowlton that is located in Custer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Desha County community of Knowlton.
    • Iowa
      • Ringgold County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Knowlton [Ringgold County].
    • Kentucky
      • Powell County
      • This Knowlton is located in Powell County and lies 1,233 miles [1,984.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Knowlton that is located in Custer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Powell County community of Knowlton.
    • Louisiana
      • Iberville Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Knowlton [Iberville Parish].
    • New Jersey
      • Warren County
      • This Knowlton is located in Warren County and lies 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km]<2> to the east of the Knowlton that is located in Custer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Knowlton.
    • North Dakota
      • Stark County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Knowlton [Stark County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware County
      • This Knowlton is located in Delaware County and lies 1,550 miles [2,494.5 km]<2> to the east of the Knowlton that is located in Custer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Knowlton.
      • Potter County
      • This Knowlton is located in Potter County and lies 1,367 miles [2,200 km] to the east of the Knowlton that is located in Custer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Potter County community of Knowlton.
    • Quebec
      • This Knowlton lies 1,559 miles [2,509 km]<2> to the east of the Knowlton that is located in Custer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlton
    • Wisconsin
      • Marathon County
      • This Knowlton is located in Marathon County and lies 752 miles [1,210.2 km]<2> to the east of the Knowlton that is located in Custer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marathon County community of Knowlton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Knowlton ...

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.

  • Foundation [Custer County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foundation
    • Foundation [Custer County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Knowlton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foundation have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Mildred [Prairie County]
  • Miles City [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles City
    • Miles City [Custer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of Knowlton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,181 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miles City<5>
  • Powderville [Powder River County]
  • Terry [Prairie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
    • Terry [Prairie County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Knowlton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 550 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<5>
  • Zero [Prairie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zero
    • Zero [Prairie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Knowlton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zero have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zero

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Miles City, which is the Seat of Custer County and lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Knowlton to Miles City, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 330 miles [531.1 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,505 miles [2,422.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 86 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,494 miles [10,451.1 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,232 miles [8,420.1 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 Knowlton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Knowlton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Knowlton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knowlton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3436, Longitude: -105.0880       In this case, the coordinates for Knowlton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Knowlton 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.
<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 Knowlton 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 327.036 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.331 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.094 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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