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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 Manhattan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Manhattan 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 Manhattan:
    • 45.858274, -111.330950
    • 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 Manhattan
  • 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 Manhattan ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Manhattan.

Within Montana, the name Manhattan is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Larimer County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Manhattan [Larimer County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Manhattan is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Manhattan that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Manhattan.
      • Manatee County
      • This Manhattan is located in Manatee County and lies 2,026 miles [3,260.5 km] to the east southeast of the Manhattan that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manatee County community of Manhattan.
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • This Manhattan is located in Will County and lies 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km]<2> to the east of the Manhattan that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Manhattan.
    • Indiana
      • Putnam County
      • This Manhattan is located in Putnam County and lies 1,306 miles [2,101.8 km]<2> to the east of the Manhattan that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Manhattan.
    • Iowa
      • Keokuk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Manhattan [Keokuk County].
    • Kansas
      • Riley County
      • This Manhattan is located in Riley County and lies 878 miles [1,413 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Manhattan that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Riley County community of Manhattan.
    • Mississippi
      • Washington County
      • This Manhattan is located in Washington County and lies 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Manhattan that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Manhattan.
    • Nebraska
      • Dodge County
      • Although located in Dodge County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dodge County community of Manhattan.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This Manhattan is located in Nye County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Manhattan that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Manhattan.
    • New York
      • New York County
      • This Manhattan is located in New York County and lies 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km]<2> to the east of the Manhattan that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New York County community of Manhattan.
    • Ohio
      • Allen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Manhattan [Allen County].
      • Jefferson 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 Ohio community of Manhattan [Jefferson County].
      • Lawrence 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 Ohio community of Manhattan [Lawrence County].
      • Lucas County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Lucas County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lucas County community of Manhattan.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Tioga County
      • This Manhattan is located in Tioga County and lies 1,694 miles [2,726.2 km]<2> to the east of the Manhattan that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Manhattan.
    • Texas
      • Matagorda County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Matagorda County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Matagorda County community of Manhattan.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Manhattan is located in Weber County and lies 322 miles [518.2 km]<2> to the south of the Manhattan that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Manhattan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Manhattan ...

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.

  • Amsterdam [Gallatin County]
  • Arnold [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold [Gallatin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Manhattan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
  • Carpenter [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
    • Carpenter [Gallatin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Manhattan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpenter have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
  • Hillman [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
    • Hillman [Gallatin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Manhattan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Holland [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Gallatin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Nelsons Crossing [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelsons Crossing
      • Nelsons Crossing [Gallatin County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelsons Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Powers [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers
      • Powers [Gallatin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers
    • Three Forks [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Gallatin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Manhattan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,043 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Three Forks<4>
    • Trident [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trident
      • Trident [Gallatin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Manhattan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trident have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trident

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 Manhattan. 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 ...
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Manhattan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna Loy<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bozeman, which is the Seat of Gallatin County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Manhattan to Bozeman, with an average speed<7> 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 five to six hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,798 miles [2,893.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,675 miles [10,742.4 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 7,443 miles [11,978.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,454 miles [8,777.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Gallatin County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gallatin County: www.co.gallatin.mt.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Manhattan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Manhattan) 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 Manhattan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ManhattanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manhattan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8583, Longitude: -111.3310       In this case, the coordinates for Manhattan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Manhattan 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.
<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 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.
<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 Manhattan 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 331.864 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.857 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.935 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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