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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 Piegan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Piegan 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 Piegan:
    • 48.434697, -112.694507
    • 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 Piegan
  • 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 Piegan ...

We have found one communities that share the name Piegan.

There is one other community in Montana which is also named Piegan.

Beyond Montana.

  • 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 Piegan [Chouteau County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Piegan ...

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.

  • Blackfoot [Glacier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackfoot
    • Blackfoot [Glacier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Piegan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackfoot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackfoot
  • Cut Bank [Glacier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut Bank
    • Cut Bank [Glacier County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Piegan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut Bank
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cut Bank<4>
  • Edwards Crossing [Pondera County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards Crossing
    • Edwards Crossing [Pondera County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Piegan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwards Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards Crossing
  • Family [Glacier County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Family
    • Family [Glacier County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Piegan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Family have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Gunsight [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunsight
      • Gunsight [Glacier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Piegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunsight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunsight
    • Pierce Crossing [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce Crossing
      • Pierce Crossing [Pondera County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Piegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce Crossing
    • Shields Crossing [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields Crossing
      • Shields Crossing [Pondera County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Piegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields Crossing
    • Sundance [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance
      • Sundance [Glacier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Piegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cut Bank, which is the Seat of Glacier County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Piegan to Cut Bank, with an average speed<5> 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 131 miles [210.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,878 miles [3,022.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 74 days and walking would take 107 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,546 miles [10,534.8 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 7,315 miles [11,772.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,355 miles [8,618 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 Piegan. 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 Piegan 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Piegan) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piegan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4347, Longitude: -112.6945       In this case, the coordinates for Piegan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Piegan 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 333.066 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.466 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.449 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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