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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 Luther, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Luther 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 Luther:
    • 45.284388, -109.428774
    • 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 Luther
  • 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 Luther ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Luther.

Within Montana, the name Luther is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Santa Clara 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 California community of Luther [Santa Clara County].
    • Georgia
      • Warren 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 Georgia community of Luther [Warren County].
    • Illinois
      • Mason County
      • This Luther is located in Mason County and lies 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Luther.
    • Indiana
      • Whitley County
      • This Luther is located in Whitley County and lies 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km]<2> to the east of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Luther.
    • Iowa
      • Boone County
      • This Luther is located in Boone County and lies 811 miles [1,305.2 km]<2> to the east of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Luther.
    • Kansas
      • Morris 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 Kansas community of Luther [Morris County].
      • Washington 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 Luther [Washington County].
    • Michigan
      • Lake County
      • This Luther is located in Lake County and lies 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km]<2> to the east of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Luther.
    • Mississippi
      • Leake County
      • This Luther is located in Leake County and lies 1,366 miles [2,198.4 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leake County community of Luther.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis City
      • 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 Missouri community of Luther [Saint Louis City].
    • New York
      • Rensselaer County
      • This Luther is located in Rensselaer County and lies 1,773 miles [2,853.4 km]<2> to the east of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rensselaer County community of Luther.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Luther is located in Buncombe County and lies 1,546 miles [2,488 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Luther.
    • Oklahoma
      • Oklahoma County
      • This Luther is located in Oklahoma County and lies 922 miles [1,483.8 km]<2> to the southeast of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma County community of Luther.
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Luther is located in Clackamas County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<2> to the west of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Luther.
    • South Carolina
      • Bamberg 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 South Carolina community of Luther [Bamberg County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hancock County
      • This Luther is located in Hancock County and lies 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Luther.
    • Texas
      • Briscoe 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 Luther [Briscoe County].
      • Harrison 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 Texas community of Luther [Harrison County].
      • Howard County
      • This Luther is located in Howard County and lies 983 miles [1,582 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Luther that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Luther.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Luther ...

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.

  • Alpine [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [Carbon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Luther
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
  • Dean [Stillwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dean
    • Dean [Stillwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Luther
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean
  • Eagle [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
    • Eagle [Carbon County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Luther
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fishtail [Stillwater County]
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Fox [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox
      • Fox [Carbon County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • George Place [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for George Place
      • George Place [Carbon County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for George Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lodge
      • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Luther
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lodge<5>
    • Scotch Coulee [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Coulee
      • Scotch Coulee [Carbon County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Coulee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Red Lodge, which is the Seat of Carbon County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Luther to Red Lodge, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the northwest (NW). 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 1,704 miles [2,742.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,665 miles [10,726.3 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 7,433 miles [11,962.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,425 miles [8,730.7 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 Luther. 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 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 Luther 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Luther) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luther. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2844, Longitude: -109.4288       In this case, the coordinates for Luther have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Luther, 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>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 Luther 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 330.338 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.037 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.852 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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