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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 Libby, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Libby 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 Libby:
    • 48.387203, -115.555980
    • 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 Libby
  • 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 Libby ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Libby.

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

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

  • Communities Located In Montana ...
    • Missoula 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 Libby [Missoula County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Cleburne County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Libby [Cleburne County].
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan 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 Kentucky community of Libby [Harlan County].
    • Minnesota
      • Aitkin County
      • This Libby is located in Aitkin County and lies 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km]<3> to the east of the Libby that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aitkin County community of Libby.
    • Nebraska
      • Box Butte 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 Nebraska community of Libby [Box Butte County].
    • Oregon
      • Coos County
      • This Libby is located in Coos County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<3> to the southwest of the Libby that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Libby.
    • Texas
      • Nacogdoches 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 Texas community of Libby [Nacogdoches County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Libby ...

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.

  • Boulder City [Boundary County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder City
    • Boulder City [Boundary County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Libby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedar [Sanders County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar [Sanders County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Libby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Green Acres [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Lincoln County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northwest of Libby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Happys Inn [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happys Inn
    • Happys Inn [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Libby
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happys Inn
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Heron [Sanders County]
    • Jennings [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Libby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
    • Pioneer Junction [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Junction
      • Pioneer Junction [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Libby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Junction
    • Scotchville [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotchville
      • Scotchville [Lincoln County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Libby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotchville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stonehill [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonehill
      • Stonehill [Lincoln County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Libby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonehill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<3> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Libby to Helena, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,008 miles [3,231.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 79 days and walking would take 114 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,606 miles [10,631.3 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 7,374 miles [11,867.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,438 miles [8,751.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Lincoln County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Libby: www.libbymontana.com/

The official website for Lincoln County: www.lincolncountymt.us/

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 Libby 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>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 Libby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Libby) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Libby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LibbyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Libby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3872, Longitude: -115.5560       In this case, the coordinates for Libby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Libby 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 335.362 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.105 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.28 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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