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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 Montaqua, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montaqua 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 Montaqua:
    • 45.509114, -108.901258
    • 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 Montaqua
  • 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 Montaqua ...

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.

  • Cherry Springs [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Springs
    • Cherry Springs [Carbon County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Montaqua
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Coalville [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
    • Coalville [Carbon County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Montaqua
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Columbus [Stillwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Stillwater County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Montaqua
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
  • Edgar [Carbon County]
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    • Golden [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Carbon County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Montaqua
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Park City [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Montaqua
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<3>
    • Pryor [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pryor
      • Pryor [Big Horn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Montaqua
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pryor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pryor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pryor<3>
    • Rockvale [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockvale
      • Rockvale [Carbon County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Montaqua
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Montaqua. 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.

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    • James Anderson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Billings is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Montaqua.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<4>
    • Myron Stanford 'Stan' Lynde     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Billings (Montana) on Wednesday September 23, 1931 and died on Tueday August 6, 2013 at the age of 81. He is buried at Mountview Cemetery (Yellowstone County, Montana).
      • Billings is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Montaqua.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myron Stanford 'Stan' Lynde<4>

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

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

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    • Red Lodge, which is the Seat of Carbon County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Montaqua to Red Lodge, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 167 miles [268.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,639 miles [10,684.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,407 miles [11,920.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,397 miles [8,685.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Montana

About Carbon County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montaqua) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montaqua. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5091, Longitude: -108.9013       In this case, the coordinates for Montaqua 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Montaqua to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 329.94 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.596 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.505 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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