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Pony, Montana

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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 Pony, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pony 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 Pony:
    • 45.659647, -111.893265
    • 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 Pony
  • 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

Communities Also Named Pony ...

We have found three communities that share the name Pony.

Within Montana, the name Pony is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Jay County
      • This Pony is located in Jay County and lies 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km]<1> to the east of the Pony that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jay County community of Pony.
    • Ohio
      • Portage County
      • This Pony is located in Portage County and lies 1,555 miles [2,502.5 km]<1> to the east of the Pony that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Pony.
    • Texas
      • Runnels County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Pony [Runnels County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pony ...

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.

  • Cowboys Heaven [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowboys Heaven
    • Cowboys Heaven [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Pony
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowboys Heaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowboys Heaven
  • Mammoth [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
    • Mammoth [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Pony
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
  • Red Bluff [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bluff
    • Red Bluff [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Pony
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bluff
  • Silver Star [Madison County]
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    • Strawberry [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
      • Strawberry [Madison County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Pony
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Strawberry. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Stringtown [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Madison County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summit Valley [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Valley
      • Summit Valley [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Pony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Valley
    • Sunlight [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunlight
      • Sunlight [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Pony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunlight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunlight
    • Willow Creek [Gallatin County]

How Far From Pony 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 Pony 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<6> community of Pony once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Pony and extending to:

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    • Virginia City, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Pony to Virginia City, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 64 miles [103 km] to the north (N). 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 1,825 miles [2,937.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 104 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,699 miles [10,781 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,468 miles [12,018.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,481 miles [8,820.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Pony) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pony. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PonyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pony. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6596, Longitude: -111.8933    
<2>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 Pony 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.
<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>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.
<6>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 Pony, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<7>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.
<8>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 Pony to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.297 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.342 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.303 degrees.






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