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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 Nelson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nelson 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 Nelson:
    • 47.104696, -109.238229
    • 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 Nelson
  • 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 Nelson ...

We have found 52 communities that share the name Nelson.

There is one other community in Montana which is also named Nelson.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 51 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 51 communities, 49 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Montana ...
    • Lewis and Clark County
      • This Nelson is located in Lewis and Clark County and lies 122 miles [196.3 km]<1> to the west of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis and Clark County community of Nelson.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Chambers County
      • This Nelson is located in Chambers County and lies 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chambers County community of Nelson.
      • Mobile County
      • This Nelson is located in Mobile County and lies 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km] to the southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mobile County community of Nelson.
      • Shelby County
      • This Nelson is located in Shelby County and lies 1,522 miles [2,449.4 km] to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Nelson.
    • Arizona
      • Pima County
      • This Nelson is located in Pima County and lies 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km]<1> to the south of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pima County community of Nelson.
      • Yavapai County
      • This Nelson is located in Yavapai County and lies 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the south southwest of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Nelson.
    • Arkansas
      • Drew 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 Arkansas community of Nelson [Drew County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Nelson lies 404 miles [650.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This Nelson is located in Butte County and lies 815 miles [1,311.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Nelson.
    • Colorado
      • Morgan County
      • This Nelson is located in Morgan County and lies 548 miles [881.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Nelson.
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee County
      • This Nelson is located in Cherokee County and lies 1,559 miles [2,509 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Nelson.
    • Idaho
      • Clearwater 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 Idaho community of Nelson [Clearwater County].
      • Oneida County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Nelson [Oneida County].
      • Shoshone County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Nelson [Shoshone County].
    • Illinois
      • Iroquois 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 Illinois community of Nelson [Iroquois County].
      • Lee County
      • This Nelson is located in Lee County and lies 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Nelson.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo 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 Indiana community of Nelson [Vigo County].
    • Iowa
      • Guthrie 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 Iowa community of Nelson [Guthrie County].
    • Kansas
      • Cloud 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 Kansas community of Nelson [Cloud County].
      • Crawford 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 Kansas community of Nelson [Crawford County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clark 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 Nelson [Clark County].
      • Muhlenberg County
      • This Nelson is located in Muhlenberg County and lies 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muhlenberg County community of Nelson.
      • Wolfe County
      • This Nelson is located in Wolfe County and lies 1,454 miles [2,340 km] to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of Nelson.
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Nelson [Bienville Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Manitoba community of Nelson.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Nelson is located in Charles County and lies 1,717 miles [2,763.2 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Nelson.
      • Somerset County
      • This Nelson is located in Somerset County and lies 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km] to the east of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Nelson.
    • Michigan
      • Cheboygan 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 Nelson [Cheboygan County].
      • Saginaw County
      • This Nelson is located in Saginaw County and lies 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saginaw County community of Nelson.
    • Minnesota
      • Douglas County
      • This Nelson is located in Douglas County and lies 668 miles [1,075 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Nelson.
    • Missouri
      • Saline County
      • This Nelson is located in Saline County and lies 988 miles [1,590 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Nelson.
    • Nebraska
      • Nuckolls County
      • This Nelson is located in Nuckolls County and lies 732 miles [1,178 km]<1> to the southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nuckolls County community of Nelson.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Nelson is located in Clark County and lies 837 miles [1,347 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Nelson.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Nelson is located in Cheshire County and lies 1,814 miles [2,919.4 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Nelson.
    • New York
      • Madison County
      • This Nelson is located in Madison County and lies 1,645 miles [2,647.4 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Nelson.
      • Steuben 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 New York community of Nelson [Steuben County].
    • North Carolina
      • Durham County
      • This Nelson is located in Durham County and lies 1,737 miles [2,795.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Durham County community of Nelson.
    • Ohio
      • Morgan 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 Ohio community of Nelson [Morgan County].
      • Portage County
      • This Nelson is located in Portage County and lies 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Nelson.
    • Oklahoma
      • Choctaw County
      • This Nelson is located in Choctaw County and lies 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Nelson.
    • Ontario
      • This Nelson lies 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This Nelson is located in Baker County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Nelson.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Tioga County
      • This Nelson is located in Tioga County and lies 1,602 miles [2,578.2 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Nelson.
    • South Carolina
      • Fairfield 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 South Carolina community of Nelson [Fairfield County].
    • Texas
      • Ellis County
      • This Nelson is located in Ellis County and lies 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellis County community of Nelson.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Nelson is located in Davis County and lies 449 miles [722.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Nelson.
    • Virginia
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Nelson is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Nelson.
      • York 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 Virginia community of Nelson [York County].
    • Washington
      • Kittitas County
      • This Nelson is located in Kittitas County and lies 554 miles [891.6 km]<1> to the west of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kittitas County community of Nelson.
      • Skamania 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 Washington community of Nelson [Skamania County].
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • This Nelson is located in Boone County and lies 1,525 miles [2,454.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Nelson.
    • Wisconsin
      • Buffalo County
      • This Nelson is located in Buffalo County and lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km]<1> to the east of the Nelson that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buffalo County community of Nelson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nelson ...

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.

  • Box Springs [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Springs
    • Box Springs [Fergus County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Nelson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Box Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Canyon [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon
    • Canyon [Fergus County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Giltedge [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giltedge
    • Giltedge [Fergus County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Nelson
  • Maiden [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
    • Maiden [Fergus County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • New Year [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Year
      • New Year [Fergus County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Year have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Year
    • Piper [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piper
      • Piper [Fergus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piper
    • Ruby Gulch [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby Gulch
      • Ruby Gulch [Fergus County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby Gulch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rustle [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rustle
      • Rustle [Fergus County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Nelson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rustle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Nelson 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 community such as Nelson 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 community of Nelson once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Nelson and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewistown, which is the Seat of Fergus County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Nelson to Lewistown, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,707 miles [2,747.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,320 miles [11,780.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,324 miles [8,568.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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About Fergus County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fergus County: www.co.fergus.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nelson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1047, Longitude: -109.2382       In this case, the coordinates for Nelson 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Nelson 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>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 Nelson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Nelson 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 330.279 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.14 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.482 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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