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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 Monforton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Monforton 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 Monforton:
    • 45.675207, -111.170785
    • 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 Monforton
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monforton ...

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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Monforton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Four Corners [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners [Gallatin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Monforton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
  • Greenwood [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Gallatin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Monforton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Holland [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
    • Holland [Gallatin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Monforton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
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    • King Arthur Park [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Arthur Park
      • King Arthur Park [Gallatin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Monforton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Arthur Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Arthur Park
    • Lay Settlement [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lay Settlement
      • Lay Settlement [Gallatin County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Monforton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lay Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Monforton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sheds [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheds
      • Sheds [Gallatin County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Monforton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Story [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Story
      • Story [Gallatin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Monforton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Story have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Story

How Far From Monforton 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 Monforton 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<3> community of Monforton once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Monforton and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Bozeman, which is the Seat of Gallatin County and lies just to the East.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Monforton 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 1,790 miles [2,880.7 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 6,682 miles [10,753.6 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 7,451 miles [11,991.2 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>

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About Gallatin County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Monforton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monforton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6752, Longitude: -111.1708       In this case, the coordinates for Monforton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Monforton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Monforton 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 331.727 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.683 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.859 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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