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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 Oscar, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oscar 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 Oscar:
    • 48.423885, -109.609085
    • 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 Oscar
  • 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 Oscar ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Oscar.

Within Montana, the name Oscar is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Clay County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Oscar [Clay County].
    • Kentucky
      • Ballard County
      • This Oscar is located in Ballard County and lies 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Oscar that is located in Hill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oscar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ballard County community of Oscar.
    • Louisiana
      • Pointe Coupee Parish
      • This Oscar is located in Pointe Coupee Parish and lies 1,555 miles [2,502.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Oscar that is located in Hill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oscar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pointe Coupee Parish community of Oscar.
    • Minnesota
      • Otter Tail County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Oscar [Otter Tail County].
    • Missouri
      • Texas County
      • This Oscar is located in Texas County and lies 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km]<2> to the southeast of the Oscar that is located in Hill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oscar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Texas County community of Oscar.
    • North Carolina
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Oscar [Jackson County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Jefferson County
      • This Oscar is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km]<2> to the southeast of the Oscar that is located in Hill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oscar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Oscar.
    • Ontario
      • This Oscar lies 858 miles [1,380.8 km]<2> to the east of the Oscar that is located in Hill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oscar
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Oscar is located in Armstrong County and lies 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km]<2> to the east of the Oscar that is located in Hill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oscar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Oscar.
    • Texas
      • Bell County
      • This Oscar is located in Bell County and lies 1,363 miles [2,193.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Oscar that is located in Hill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oscar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bell County community of Oscar.
    • West Virginia
      • Greenbrier County
      • This Oscar is located in Greenbrier County and lies 1,622 miles [2,610.4 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Oscar that is located in Hill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oscar
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenbrier County community of Oscar.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oscar ...

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.

  • Bearpaw [Blaine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearpaw
    • Bearpaw [Blaine County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Oscar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bearpaw have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Beaver Creek [Hill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek [Hill County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Oscar
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
  • Box Elder [Chouteau County]
  • Chinook [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinook
    • Chinook [Blaine County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Oscar
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,230 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chinook<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Cypress [Hill County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress
      • Cypress [Hill County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Oscar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hungry Hollow [Blaine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hungry Hollow
      • Hungry Hollow [Blaine County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Oscar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hungry Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lloyd [Blaine County]
    • Rocky Boy [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Boy
      • Rocky Boy [Hill County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Oscar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Boy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Boy
    • Saddle Butte [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddle Butte
      • Saddle Butte [Hill County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Oscar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddle Butte

How Far From Oscar 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 Oscar 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 Oscar once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Oscar and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Havre, which is the Seat of Hill County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Oscar to Havre, with an average speed<6> 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 169 miles [272 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,738 miles [2,797 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,480 miles [10,428.5 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 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,266 miles [8,474.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Hill County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hill County: www.co.hill.mt.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Oscar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oscar) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oscar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4239, Longitude: -109.6091       In this case, the coordinates for Oscar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Oscar 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.
<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>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 Oscar 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 330.62 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.655 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.509 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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