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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 Porcupine, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Porcupine 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 Porcupine:
    • 46.289717, -106.660312
    • 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 Porcupine
  • 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 Porcupine ...

We have found four communities that share the name Porcupine.

Within Montana, the name Porcupine is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Dakota
      • Sioux County
      • This Porcupine is located in Sioux County and lies 265 miles [426.5 km]<1> to the east of the Porcupine that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porcupine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sioux County community of Porcupine.
    • Ontario
      • This Porcupine lies 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Porcupine that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porcupine
    • South Dakota
      • Oglala Lakota County
      • This Porcupine is located in Oglala Lakota County and lies 298 miles [479.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Porcupine that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porcupine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oglala Lakota County community of Porcupine.
    • Wisconsin
      • Pepin County
      • This Porcupine is located in Pepin County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the east of the Porcupine that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porcupine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pepin County community of Porcupine.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Porcupine ...

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.

  • Cartersville [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
    • Cartersville [Rosebud County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Porcupine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville
  • Cold Spring [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Rosebud County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Porcupine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Crain Place [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crain Place
    • Crain Place [Rosebud County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Porcupine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crain Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crain Place
  • Finch [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finch
    • Finch [Rosebud County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Porcupine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finch
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Howard [Rosebud County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Rosebud County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Porcupine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Joppa [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa
      • Joppa [Rosebud County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Porcupine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joppa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa
    • Orinoco [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orinoco
      • Orinoco [Rosebud County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Porcupine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orinoco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orinoco
    • Rosebud [Rosebud County]

How Far From Porcupine 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 Porcupine 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<4> community of Porcupine once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Porcupine and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Forsyth, which is the Seat of Rosebud County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 255 miles [410.4 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Porcupine to Helena, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 90 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,286 miles [8,507 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Rosebud County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Porcupine) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porcupine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2897, Longitude: -106.6603       In this case, the coordinates for Porcupine 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>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 Porcupine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Porcupine 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 328.241 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.712 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.043 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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