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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 Lavina, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lavina and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Lavina:
    • 46.295802, -108.938750
    • 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 Lavina
  • 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 Lavina ...

We have found one communities that share the name Lavina.

There is one other community in Montana which is also named Lavina.

Beyond Montana.

  • Communities Located In Montana ...
    • Fergus County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Lavina [Fergus County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lavina ...

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.

  • Barber [Golden Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barber
    • Barber [Golden Valley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Lavina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barber have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barber
  • Comanche [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche
    • Comanche [Yellowstone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Lavina
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche
  • Dodgetown [Golden Valley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodgetown
    • Dodgetown [Golden Valley County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Lavina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Franklin [Golden Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Golden Valley County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Lavina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Gage [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gage
      • Gage [Musselshell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Lavina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gage
    • Hedgesville [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgesville
      • Hedgesville [Wheatland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Lavina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgesville
    • Republic [Musselshell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republic
      • Republic [Musselshell County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Lavina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roundup [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundup
      • Roundup [Musselshell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Lavina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundup have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roundup<4>
    • Seventynine [Golden Valley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seventynine
      • Seventynine [Golden Valley County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Lavina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seventynine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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    • Ryegate, which is the Seat of Golden Valley County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Lavina to Ryegate, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 148 miles [238.2 km] to the west (W). 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 1,687 miles [2,715 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,592 miles [10,608.8 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 7,361 miles [11,846.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,357 miles [8,621.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Golden Valley County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lavina 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.
<2>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- Lavina) 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 Lavina. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LavinaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lavina. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2958, Longitude: -108.9388       In this case, the coordinates for Lavina have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Lavina 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 330.009 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.751 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.418 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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