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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 Olson Place, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Olson Place 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 Olson Place:
    • 47.471338, -112.009999
    • 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 Olson Place
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Olson Place ...

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.

  • Cascade [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
    • Cascade [Cascade County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Olson Place
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade<3>
  • Craig [Lewis and Clark County]
  • Golden Ridge [Teton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Ridge
    • Golden Ridge [Teton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Olson Place
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Ridge
  • Gordon [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon [Cascade County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Olson Place
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
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    • Greenfield [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Teton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Olson Place
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Power [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power
      • Power [Teton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Olson Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Power<3>
    • Split Rock Junction [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Split Rock Junction
      • Split Rock Junction [Lewis and Clark County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Olson Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Split Rock Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Split Rock Junction
    • Sun River [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun River
      • Sun River [Cascade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Olson Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun River<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Great Falls, which is the Seat of Cascade County and lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Olson Place to Great Falls, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,839 miles [2,959.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,591 miles [10,607.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,360 miles [11,844.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,387 miles [8,669.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Cascade County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cascade County: www.co.cascade.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Olson Place) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olson Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4713, Longitude: -112.0100       In this case, the coordinates for Olson Place have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Olson Place to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.482 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.711 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.149 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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