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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 Porters Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Porters Corner 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 Porters Corner:
    • 46.251869, -113.332008
    • 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 Porters Corner
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Porters Corner ...

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.

  • Cable City [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cable City
    • Cable City [Deer Lodge County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Porters Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cable City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Clark [Granite County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Granite County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Porters Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Corral [Granite County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corral
    • Corral [Granite County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Porters Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corral
  • Echo Lake [Granite County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Lake
    • Echo Lake [Granite County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Porters Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Georgetown [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Deer Lodge County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Porters Corner
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Gold Coin [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Coin
      • Gold Coin [Deer Lodge County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Porters Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Coin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Granite [Granite County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite
      • Granite [Granite County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Porters Corner
    • Silver Lake [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Deer Lodge County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Porters Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Porters Corner. 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.

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    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Porters Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bert Glennon<3>

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

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

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    • Philipsburg, which is the Seat of Granite County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Porters Corner to Helena, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,895 miles [3,049.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take three full days, a buggy would take 74 days and walking would take 108 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,694 miles [10,772.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,463 miles [12,010.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,492 miles [8,838.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Granite County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Porters Corner. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Porters Corner) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porters Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2519, Longitude: -113.3320       In this case, the coordinates for Porters Corner 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Porters Corner to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.474 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.756 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.123 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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