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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 Lewiston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lewiston 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 Lewiston:
    • 46.463821, -111.986383
    • 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 Lewiston
  • 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 Lewiston ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Lewiston.

Within Montana, the name Lewiston is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Greene County
      • This Lewiston is located in Greene County and lies 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Lewiston.
    • California
      • Trinity County
      • This Lewiston is located in Trinity County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trinity County community of Lewiston.
    • Georgia
      • Columbia County
      • This Lewiston is located in Columbia County and lies 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Lewiston.
      • Wilkinson County
      • This Lewiston is located in Wilkinson County and lies 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km] to the east southeast of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkinson County community of Lewiston.
    • Hawaii
      • 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 Hawaii community of Lewiston.
    • Idaho
      • Nez Perce County
      • This Lewiston is located in Nez Perce County and lies 238 miles [383 km]<1> to the west of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nez Perce County community of Lewiston.
    • Indiana
      • Jasper County
      • This Lewiston is located in Jasper County and lies 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km]<1> to the east of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Lewiston.
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee 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 Lewiston [Cherokee County].
      • Doniphan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Lewiston [Doniphan County].
      • Nemaha County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Lewiston [Nemaha County].
    • Louisiana
      • Rapides Parish
      • This Lewiston is located in Rapides Parish and lies 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rapides Parish community of Lewiston.
      • Tangipahoa Parish
      • This Lewiston is located in Tangipahoa Parish and lies 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km] to the southeast of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tangipahoa Parish community of Lewiston.
    • Maine
      • Androscoggin County
      • This Lewiston is located in Androscoggin County and lies 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km]<1> to the east of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Androscoggin County community of Lewiston.
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • This Lewiston is located in Prince George's County and lies 1,832 miles [2,948.3 km]<1> to the east of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Lewiston.
    • Michigan
      • Montmorency County
      • This Lewiston is located in Montmorency County and lies 1,333 miles [2,145.3 km]<1> to the east of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montmorency County community of Lewiston.
    • Minnesota
      • Winona County
      • This Lewiston is located in Winona County and lies 990 miles [1,593.3 km]<1> to the east of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winona County community of Lewiston.
    • Missouri
      • Montgomery County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Montgomery County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Lewiston.
    • Nebraska
      • Gage 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 Nebraska community of Lewiston [Gage County].
      • Pawnee County
      • This Lewiston is located in Pawnee County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pawnee County community of Lewiston.
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Lewiston.
    • New York
      • Niagara County
      • This Lewiston is located in Niagara County and lies 1,617 miles [2,602.3 km]<1> to the east of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Niagara County community of Lewiston.
    • North Carolina
      • Bertie 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 North Carolina community of Lewiston [Bertie County].
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Hamilton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Lewiston.
    • South Dakota
      • Sully 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 South Dakota community of Lewiston [Sully County].
    • Utah
      • Cache County
      • This Lewiston is located in Cache County and lies 310 miles [498.9 km]<1> to the south of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cache County community of Lewiston.
    • Vermont
      • Windsor 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 Vermont community of Lewiston [Windsor County].
    • Virginia
      • Spotsylvania County
      • This Lewiston is located in Spotsylvania County and lies 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km]<1> to the east of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spotsylvania County community of Lewiston.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Lewiston [Kanawha County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Columbia County
      • This Lewiston is located in Columbia County and lies 1,105 miles [1,778.3 km]<1> to the east of the Lewiston that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Lewiston.
    • Wyoming
      • Fremont County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Fremont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Lewiston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lewiston ...

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.

  • Amazon [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amazon
    • Amazon [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lewiston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amazon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amazon
  • Blue Cloud [Lewis and Clark County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Cloud
    • Blue Cloud [Lewis and Clark County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Lewiston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Cloud have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Clancy [Jefferson County]
  • Four Range [Lewis and Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Range
    • Four Range [Lewis and Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Lewiston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Range have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Range
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Helena [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Lewis and Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Lewiston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<5>
    • Louisville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lewiston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
    • Park City [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Lewis and Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Lewiston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Portal [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portal
      • Portal [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lewiston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portal
    • Seven Mile [Lewis and Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Mile
      • Seven Mile [Lewis and Clark County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Lewiston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Unionville [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Lewis and Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Lewiston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville

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 Lewiston. 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 ...
    • Gary Cooper     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Born: Frank James Cooper
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Helena (MT) on May 7, 1901 (a Tueday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on May 13, 1961 (a Saturday) at the age of 60.
      • Helena is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Lewiston.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Cooper<6>
    • Myrna Loy     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Radersburg (MT) on August 2, 1905 (a Wednesday) and died in New York (NY) on December 14, 1993 (a Tueday) at the age of 88. She is buried at Forestvale Cemetery (Lewis and Clark County, Montana).
      • Radersburg is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Lewiston.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna Loy<6>

How Far From Lewiston to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Lewiston 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 Lewiston once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Lewiston and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Boulder, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lewiston to Boulder, with an average speed<7> 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 five to six hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies just to the north (N).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,832 miles [2,948.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 104 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,652 miles [10,705.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,421 miles [11,942.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,441 miles [8,756.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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About Jefferson County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lewiston) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewiston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4638, Longitude: -111.9864       In this case, the coordinates for Lewiston 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Lewiston 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 Lewiston, 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>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Lewiston to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.415 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.547 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.263 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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