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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 Matthews, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Matthews 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 Matthews:
    • 45.627708, -111.084393
    • 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 Matthews
  • 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 Matthews ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Matthews.

Within Montana, the name Matthews is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Montgomery County
      • This Matthews is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Matthews.
    • Colorado
      • Weld County
      • This Matthews is located in Weld County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weld County community of Matthews.
    • Georgia
      • Jefferson County
      • This Matthews is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,744 miles [2,806.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Matthews.
    • Illinois
      • Perry County
      • This Matthews is located in Perry County and lies 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Matthews.
    • Indiana
      • Grant County
      • This Matthews is located in Grant County and lies 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km]<1> to the east of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Matthews.
    • Kentucky
      • Breckinridge 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 Kentucky community of Matthews [Breckinridge County].
    • Maryland
      • Talbot County
      • This Matthews is located in Talbot County and lies 1,840 miles [2,961.2 km]<1> to the east of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Matthews.
    • Michigan
      • Berrien 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 Michigan community of Matthews [Berrien County].
    • Mississippi
      • Calhoun 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 Mississippi community of Matthews [Calhoun County].
      • Jones County
      • This Matthews is located in Jones County and lies 1,507 miles [2,425.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Matthews.
      • Pontotoc County
      • This Matthews is located in Pontotoc County and lies 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the east southeast of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pontotoc County community of Matthews.
    • Missouri
      • New Madrid County
      • This Matthews is located in New Madrid County and lies 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Madrid County community of Matthews.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Matthews lies 2,127 miles [3,423.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
    • New Jersey
      • Monmouth County
      • This Matthews is located in Monmouth County and lies 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km]<1> to the east of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monmouth County community of Matthews.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Matthews is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 1,741 miles [2,801.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Matthews.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Matthews is located in Chester County and lies 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km]<1> to the east of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Matthews.
    • Texas
      • Colorado County
      • This Matthews is located in Colorado County and lies 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Matthews that is located in Gallatin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matthews
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colorado County community of Matthews.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Matthews ...

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.

  • Dogtown [Gallatin County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtown
    • Dogtown [Gallatin County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Four Corners [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners [Gallatin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
  • Greenwood [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Gallatin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • King Arthur Park [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Arthur Park
    • King Arthur Park [Gallatin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Arthur Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Arthur Park
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lay Settlement [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lay Settlement
      • Lay Settlement [Gallatin County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lay Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Little Bear [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Bear
      • Little Bear [Gallatin County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Bear have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Middle Creek [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Creek
      • Middle Creek [Gallatin County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sheds [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheds
      • Sheds [Gallatin County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Story [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Story
      • Story [Gallatin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Story have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Story

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bozeman, which is the Seat of Gallatin County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 80 miles [128.7 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Matthews to Helena, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,683 miles [10,755.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,452 miles [11,992.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,458 miles [8,783.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Gallatin County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Matthews. 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>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- Matthews) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Matthews. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6277, Longitude: -111.0844       In this case, the coordinates for Matthews 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 Matthews 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>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 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.
<5>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 Matthews to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.656 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.596 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.812 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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