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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 Muir, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Muir 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 Muir:
    • 45.662988, -110.793550
    • 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 Muir
  • 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 Muir ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Muir.

Within Montana, the name Muir is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eight communities, six are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Mississippi County
      • This Muir is located in Mississippi County and lies 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Muir that is located in Park County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of Muir.
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Muir is located in Contra Costa County and lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Muir that is located in Park County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Muir.
      • Mendocino County
      • This Muir is located in Mendocino County and lies 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the west southwest of the Muir that is located in Park County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Muir.
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County
      • This Muir is located in Fayette County and lies 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Muir that is located in Park County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Muir.
    • Manitoba
      • This Muir lies 630 miles [1,013.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Muir that is located in Park County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muir
    • Michigan
      • Ionia County
      • This Muir is located in Ionia County and lies 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km]<1> to the east of the Muir that is located in Park County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ionia County community of Muir.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Muir.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Muir is located in Schuylkill County and lies 1,748 miles [2,813.1 km]<1> to the east of the Muir that is located in Park County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muir
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Muir.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Muir ...

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.

  • Chestnut [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut
    • Chestnut [Gallatin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Muir
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut
  • Chicory [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicory
    • Chicory [Park County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Muir
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chicory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicory
  • Chimney Rock [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
    • Chimney Rock [Park County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Muir
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
  • Clyde Park [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Park
    • Clyde Park [Park County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Muir
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 313 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde Park<4>
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    • Dogtown [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtown
      • Dogtown [Gallatin County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Muir
      • 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Muir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
    • Hoppers [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoppers
      • Hoppers [Park County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Muir
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoppers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoppers
    • King Arthur Park [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Arthur Park
      • King Arthur Park [Gallatin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Muir
      • 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
    • Lay Settlement [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lay Settlement
      • Lay Settlement [Gallatin County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Muir
      • 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.
    • Middle Creek [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Creek
      • Middle Creek [Gallatin County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Muir
      • 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.
    • Pine Creek [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
      • Pine Creek [Park County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Muir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Creek
    • Story [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Story
      • Story [Gallatin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Muir
      • 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 Muir 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 Muir to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Livingston, which is the Seat of Park County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Muir to Livingston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 101 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,674 miles [10,740.8 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 7,443 miles [11,978.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,448 miles [8,767.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Park County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Park County: www.parkcounty.org/

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' (or 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- Muir) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Muir. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6630, Longitude: -110.7936       In this case, the coordinates for Muir 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 Muir 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Muir 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 331.429 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.336 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.63 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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