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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 North Fork, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Fork 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 North Fork:
    • 48.586111, -109.111002
    • 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 North Fork
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Blaine County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Blaine County
    • Since North Fork is near Hill County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Hill County
  • 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 North Fork ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name North Fork.

There is one other community in Montana which is also named North Fork.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Montana ...
    • Chouteau County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of North Fork [Chouteau County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Baxter County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of North Fork [Baxter County].
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of North Fork [Fresno County].
      • Madera County
      • This North Fork is located in Madera County and lies 942 miles [1,516 km]<2> to the southwest of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madera County community of North Fork.
    • Idaho
      • Lemhi County
      • This North Fork is located in Lemhi County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km]<2> to the southwest of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lemhi County community of North Fork.
    • Kansas
      • Ellis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of North Fork [Ellis County].
    • Kentucky
      • Boyle County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of North Fork [Boyle County].
      • Mason 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 Kentucky community of North Fork [Mason County].
    • Mississippi
      • Jefferson 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 Mississippi community of North Fork [Jefferson County].
    • Missouri
      • Monroe County
      • This North Fork is located in Monroe County and lies 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of North Fork.
    • Nevada
      • Elko 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 Nevada community of North Fork [Elko County].
    • North Carolina
      • Orange County
      • This North Fork is located in Orange County and lies 1,741 miles [2,801.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of North Fork.
      • Watauga County
      • This North Fork is located in Watauga County and lies 1,616 miles [2,600.7 km] to the east southeast of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Watauga County community of North Fork.
    • Oregon
      • Douglas County
      • This North Fork is located in Douglas County and lies 780 miles [1,255.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of North Fork.
      • Umatilla County
      • This North Fork is located in Umatilla County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km] to the west southwest of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Umatilla County community of North Fork.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • This North Fork is located in Butler County and lies 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km]<2> to the east of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of North Fork.
      • Potter County
      • This North Fork is located in Potter County and lies 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the east of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Potter County community of North Fork.
      • Tioga County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of North Fork [Tioga County].
    • Tennessee
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of North Fork [Henry County].
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This North Fork is located in Harris County and lies 1,504 miles [2,420.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of North Fork.
    • Virginia
      • Loudoun County
      • This North Fork is located in Loudoun County and lies 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of North Fork.
      • Smyth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of North Fork [Smyth County].
      • Wise County
      • This North Fork is located in Wise County and lies 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km] to the east southeast of the North Fork that is located in Blaine County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of North Fork.
    • Wyoming
      • Fremont County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Fremont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of North Fork.

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Fork ...

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 Ridge [Blaine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Ridge
    • Cherry Ridge [Blaine County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of North Fork
    • Cherry Ridge has also been known as:
    • Cherry Ridge Ranch
  • Chinook [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinook
    • Chinook [Blaine County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of North Fork
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,230 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chinook<4>
  • Dogtown [Blaine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtown
    • Dogtown [Blaine County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of North Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harlem [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlem
    • Harlem [Blaine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of North Fork
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 778 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlem<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hollandville [Blaine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandville
      • Hollandville [Blaine County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of North Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lloyd [Blaine County]
    • Minnesota Settlement [Blaine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnesota Settlement
      • Minnesota Settlement [Blaine County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of North Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnesota Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oscar [Hill County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oscar
      • Oscar [Hill County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of North Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oscar have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saddle Butte [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddle Butte
      • Saddle Butte [Hill County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of North Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddle Butte

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chinook, which is the Seat of Blaine County and lies just to the West.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 193 miles [310.6 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from North Fork to Helena, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,718 miles [2,764.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,228 miles [11,632.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Blaine County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 North Fork 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- North Fork) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5861, Longitude: -109.1110       In this case, the coordinates for North Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 North Fork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 North Fork to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.234 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.227 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.172 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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