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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 Norris, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Norris 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 Norris:
    • 45.570418, -111.69047
    • 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 Norris
  • 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 Norris ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Norris.

Within Montana, the name Norris is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, twenty are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Norris is located in Hillsborough County and lies 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Norris that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Norris.
    • Georgia
      • Warren County
      • This Norris is located in Warren County and lies 1,744 miles [2,806.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Norris that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Norris.
    • Illinois
      • Fulton County
      • This Norris is located in Fulton County and lies 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km]<1> to the east of the Norris that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Norris.
      • White 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 Norris [White County].
    • Indiana
      • Washington 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 Norris [Washington County].
    • Iowa
      • Black Hawk 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 Norris [Black Hawk County].
    • Kansas
      • Norris #
      • 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 Norris.
    • Michigan
      • Wayne 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 Norris [Wayne County].
    • Mississippi
      • Scott County
      • This Norris is located in Scott County and lies 1,497 miles [2,409.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Norris that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Norris.
    • Missouri
      • Henry County
      • This Norris is located in Henry County and lies 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Norris that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Norris.
    • North Carolina
      • Watauga 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 North Carolina community of Norris [Watauga County].
    • Ohio
      • Miami 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 Norris [Miami County].
      • Wood 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 Ohio community of Norris [Wood County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Latimer County
      • This Norris is located in Latimer County and lies 1,139 miles [1,833 km]<1> to the southeast of the Norris that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Latimer County community of Norris.
    • 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 Norris.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Philadelphia 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 Pennsylvania community of Norris [Philadelphia County].
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens County
      • This Norris is located in Pickens County and lies 1,687 miles [2,715 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Norris that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Norris.
    • South Dakota
      • Mellette County
      • This Norris is located in Mellette County and lies 536 miles [862.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Norris that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mellette County community of Norris.
    • Tennessee
      • Anderson County
      • This Norris is located in Anderson County and lies 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Norris that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Norris.
      • Johnson County
      • This Norris is located in Johnson County and lies 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the east southeast of the Norris that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Norris.
    • Texas
      • Val Verde 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 Texas community of Norris [Val Verde County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Norris ...

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.

  • Cowboys Heaven [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowboys Heaven
    • Cowboys Heaven [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Norris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowboys Heaven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowboys Heaven
  • Mammoth [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
    • Mammoth [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Norris
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
  • Pony [Madison County] - Historic
  • Red Bluff [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bluff
    • Red Bluff [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Norris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bluff
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Strawberry [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
      • Strawberry [Madison County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Norris
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Strawberry. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Stringtown [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Madison County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Norris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summit Valley [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Valley
      • Summit Valley [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Norris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Valley
    • Willow Creek [Gallatin County]

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Virginia City, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Norris to Virginia City, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW). 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 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 104 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,700 miles [10,782.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,469 miles [12,020.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,480 miles [8,819.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Madison County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Norris. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Norris) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Norris. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NorrisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5704, Longitude: -111.6905    
<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 Norris 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 Norris, 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>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.
<8>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 Norris to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.132 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.142 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.189 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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