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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 Pioneer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pioneer 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 Pioneer:
    • 46.512428, -112.966162
    • 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 Pioneer
  • 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 Pioneer ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Pioneer.

There are three communities within Montana that are also named Pioneer.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Montana ...
    • Beaverhead County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Beaverhead County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaverhead County community of Pioneer.
    • Silver Bow County
      • This Pioneer is located in Silver Bow County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Silver Bow County community of Pioneer.
    • Yellowstone 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 Montana community of Pioneer [Yellowstone County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pickens County
      • This Pioneer is located in Pickens County and lies 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Pioneer.
    • Arizona
      • Gila County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Gila County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gila County community of Pioneer.
      • La Paz County
      • This Pioneer is located in La Paz County and lies 886 miles [1,425.9 km]<2> to the south of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Paz County community of Pioneer.
      • Mohave County
      • This community is historic and although located in Mohave County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mohave County community of Pioneer.
    • California
      • Amador County
      • This Pioneer is located in Amador County and lies 678 miles [1,091.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amador County community of Pioneer.
      • Los Angeles 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 California community of Pioneer [Los Angeles County].
      • Siskiyou County
      • This Pioneer is located in Siskiyou County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km] to the southwest of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Siskiyou County community of Pioneer.
    • Illinois
      • Peoria County
      • This Pioneer is located in Peoria County and lies 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km]<2> to the east of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Peoria County community of Pioneer.
    • Indiana
      • Wabash County
      • This Pioneer is located in Wabash County and lies 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km]<2> to the east of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabash County community of Pioneer.
    • Iowa
      • Humboldt County
      • This Pioneer is located in Humboldt County and lies 949 miles [1,527.3 km]<2> to the east of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Pioneer.
    • Kansas
      • Johnson 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 Kansas community of Pioneer [Johnson County].
      • Rush 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 Kansas community of Pioneer [Rush County].
    • Kentucky
      • Perry 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 Kentucky community of Pioneer [Perry County].
    • Louisiana
      • West Carroll Parish
      • This Pioneer is located in West Carroll Parish and lies 1,479 miles [2,380.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the West Carroll Parish community of Pioneer.
    • Michigan
      • Missaukee County
      • This Pioneer is located in Missaukee County and lies 1,346 miles [2,166.2 km]<2> to the east of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Missaukee County community of Pioneer.
    • Minnesota
      • Ramsey 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 Pioneer [Ramsey County].
    • Missouri
      • Barry County
      • This Pioneer is located in Barry County and lies 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barry County community of Pioneer.
    • Nevada
      • Nye 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 Nevada community of Pioneer [Nye County].
    • New Mexico
      • Chaves County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Chaves County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chaves County community of Pioneer.
      • Lea County
      • This community is historic and although located in Lea County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lea County community of Pioneer.
    • New York
      • Saratoga 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 New York community of Pioneer [Saratoga County].
    • Ohio
      • Scioto 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 Ohio community of Pioneer [Scioto County].
      • Williams County
      • This Pioneer is located in Williams County and lies 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km]<2> to the east of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williams County community of Pioneer.
    • Oregon
      • Lincoln County
      • This Pioneer is located in Lincoln County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<2> to the west of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Pioneer.
      • Multnomah 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 Oregon community of Pioneer [Multnomah County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Venango County
      • This Pioneer is located in Venango County and lies 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km]<2> to the east of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Venango County community of Pioneer.
    • South Carolina
      • Lexington 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 South Carolina community of Pioneer [Lexington County].
    • Tennessee
      • Campbell County
      • This Pioneer is located in Campbell County and lies 1,626 miles [2,616.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Pioneer.
    • Texas
      • Eastland County
      • This Pioneer is located in Eastland County and lies 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eastland County community of Pioneer.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • Although located in Salt Lake County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Pioneer.
    • Washington
      • Clark County
      • This Pioneer is located in Clark County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<2> to the west of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Pioneer.
      • Pierce County
      • This Pioneer is located in Pierce County and lies 456 miles [733.9 km] to the west of the Pioneer that is located in Powell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Pioneer.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pioneer ...

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.

  • Danielsville [Powell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danielsville
    • Danielsville [Powell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Pioneer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danielsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danielsville
  • Deer Lodge [Powell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Lodge
    • Deer Lodge [Powell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Pioneer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,805 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Lodge<5>
  • Goldcreek [Powell County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldcreek
    • Goldcreek [Powell County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Pioneer
    • Goldcreek has also been known as:
    • Gold Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldcreek<5>
  • Hall [Granite County]
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Maxville [Granite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxville
      • Maxville [Granite County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Pioneer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxville
    • Phosphate [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phosphate
      • Phosphate [Powell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Pioneer
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Phosphate. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phosphate
    • Prison Farm [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prison Farm
      • Prison Farm [Powell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Pioneer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prison Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prison Farm
    • Sharkeyville [Powell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharkeyville
      • Sharkeyville [Powell County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Pioneer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharkeyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stone [Granite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone
      • Stone [Granite County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Pioneer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Pioneer. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Bert Glennon     (Cinematographer)
      • Cinematographer. He was born in Anaconda (Montana) on Sunday November 19, 1893 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Thursday June 29, 1967 at the age of 73. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Anaconda is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Pioneer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bert Glennon<7>

How Far From Pioneer to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Pioneer 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 Pioneer once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Pioneer and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Deer Lodge, which is the Seat of Powell County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pioneer to Deer Lodge, with an average speed<8> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,879 miles [3,024 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<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,671 miles [10,735.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,439 miles [11,971.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,467 miles [8,798.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>

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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 Pioneer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Pioneer) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pioneer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5124, Longitude: -112.9662       In this case, the coordinates for Pioneer 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Pioneer 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>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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<8>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.
<9>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 Pioneer to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.196 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.456 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.865 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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