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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 Leadville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Leadville 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 Leadville:
    • 46.314373, -112.543083
    • 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 Leadville
  • 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 Leadville ...

We have found five communities that share the name Leadville.

Within Montana, the name Leadville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Lake County
      • This Leadville is located in Lake County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<1> to the southeast of the Leadville that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Leadville.
    • Idaho
      • Lemhi County
      • This Leadville is located in Lemhi County and lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Leadville that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lemhi County community of Leadville.
    • Nevada
      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Washoe County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Leadville.
      • White Pine County
      • This community is historic and although located in White Pine County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White Pine County community of Leadville.
    • Quebec
      • This Leadville lies 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Leadville that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadville

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leadville ...

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.

  • Basin [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Leadville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basin<4>
  • Champion [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
    • Champion [Deer Lodge County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Leadville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Comet [Jefferson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
    • Comet [Jefferson County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Leadville
    • Comet has also been known as:
    • High Ore
  • Deer Lodge [Powell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Lodge
    • Deer Lodge [Powell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Leadville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,805 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Lodge<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Elk Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Leadville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
    • Fuller [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller
      • Fuller [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Leadville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuller have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller
    • Prison Farm [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prison Farm
      • Prison Farm [Powell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Leadville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prison Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prison Farm
    • Racetrack [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racetrack
      • Racetrack [Powell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Leadville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racetrack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racetrack
    • Warm Springs [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Springs
      • Warm Springs [Deer Lodge County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Leadville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Springs

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 Leadville. 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 ...
    • Bert Glennon     (Cinematographer)
      • Cinematographer. He was born in Anaconda (Montana) on Sunday November 19, 1893 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Thursday June 29, 1967 at the age of 73. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Anaconda is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Leadville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bert Glennon<5>
    • Kirby Grant     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Butte (Montana) on Friday November 24, 1911 and died in Titusville (Florida) on Wednesday October 30, 1985 at the age of 73. He is buried at Missoula Cemetery (Missoula County, Montana).
      • Butte is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Leadville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kirby Grant<5>
    • Andrea Leeds     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (Montana) on Monday August 18, 1913 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday May 21, 1984 at the age of 70. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Butte is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Leadville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrea Leeds<5>
    • Martha Raye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (Montana) on Sunday August 27, 1916 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday October 19, 1994 at the age of 78.
      • Butte is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Leadville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Raye<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Boulder, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Leadville to Boulder, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,858 miles [2,990.2 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,674 miles [10,740.8 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 7,442 miles [11,976.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,465 miles [8,795.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leadville. 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- Leadville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leadville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3144, Longitude: -112.5431       In this case, the coordinates for Leadville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Leadville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<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 Leadville 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 332.849 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.037 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.626 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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