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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 Newcomb, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Newcomb 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 Newcomb:
    • 45.919926, -112.519743
    • 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 Newcomb
  • 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 Newcomb ...

We have found six communities that share the name Newcomb.

Within Montana, the name Newcomb is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Lawrence County
      • Although located in Lawrence County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Newcomb.
    • Maryland
      • Talbot County
      • This Newcomb is located in Talbot County and lies 1,901 miles [3,059.4 km]<1> to the east of the Newcomb that is located in Silver Bow County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcomb
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Newcomb.
    • Missouri
      • Carroll 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 Missouri community of Newcomb [Carroll County].
    • New Mexico
      • San Juan County
      • This Newcomb is located in San Juan County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Newcomb that is located in Silver Bow County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcomb
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Juan County community of Newcomb.
    • New York
      • Essex County
      • This Newcomb is located in Essex County and lies 1,861 miles [2,995 km]<1> to the east of the Newcomb that is located in Silver Bow County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcomb
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Newcomb.
    • Tennessee
      • Campbell County
      • This Newcomb is located in Campbell County and lies 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Newcomb that is located in Silver Bow County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcomb
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Newcomb.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newcomb ...

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.

  • Butchertown [Silver Bow County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butchertown
    • Butchertown [Silver Bow County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Newcomb
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Centerville [Silver Bow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Silver Bow County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Newcomb
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Donald [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
    • Donald [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Newcomb
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donald have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
  • Feely [Silver Bow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feely
    • Feely [Silver Bow County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Newcomb
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Feely have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feely
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    • Floral Park [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floral Park
      • Floral Park [Silver Bow County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Newcomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floral Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral Park
    • Highview [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highview
      • Highview [Silver Bow County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Newcomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highview
    • Homestake [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestake
      • Homestake [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Newcomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestake
    • Pioneer [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Silver Bow County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Newcomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
    • Red Mountain [Silver Bow County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mountain
      • Red Mountain [Silver Bow County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Newcomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rocker [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocker
      • Rocker [Silver Bow County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Newcomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocker
    • Stringtown [Silver Bow County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Silver Bow County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Newcomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Newcomb. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Bert Glennon     (Cinematographer)
      • Cinematographer. He was born in Anaconda (Montana) on Sunday November 19, 1893 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Thursday June 29, 1967 at the age of 73. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Anaconda is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Newcomb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bert Glennon<4>
    • Kirby Grant     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Butte (Montana) on Friday November 24, 1911 and died in Titusville (Florida) on Wednesday October 30, 1985 at the age of 73. He is buried at Missoula Cemetery (Missoula County, Montana).
      • Butte is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Newcomb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kirby Grant<4>
    • Andrea Leeds     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (Montana) on Monday August 18, 1913 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday May 21, 1984 at the age of 70. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Butte is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Newcomb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrea Leeds<4>
    • Martha Raye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (Montana) on Sunday August 27, 1916 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday October 19, 1994 at the age of 78.
      • Butte is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Newcomb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Raye<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Butte, which is the Seat of Silver Bow County and lies just to the North.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 52 miles [83.7 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Newcomb to Helena, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,856 miles [2,986.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 106 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,697 miles [10,777.8 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 7,466 miles [12,015.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,486 miles [8,828.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newcomb. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newcomb) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newcomb. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9199, Longitude: -112.5197       In this case, the coordinates for Newcomb 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 Newcomb 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>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 Newcomb 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 332.809 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.958 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.658 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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