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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 Proctor, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Proctor 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 Proctor:
    • 47.893435, -114.304774
    • 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 Proctor
  • 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 Proctor ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Proctor.

Within Montana, the name Proctor is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Limestone County
      • This Proctor is located in Limestone County and lies 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Limestone County community of Proctor.
      • Saint Clair 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 Alabama community of Proctor [Saint Clair County].
    • Arkansas
      • Crittenden County
      • This Proctor is located in Crittenden County and lies 1,510 miles [2,430.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crittenden County community of Proctor.
    • Colorado
      • Logan County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Proctor [Logan County].
    • Florida
      • Marion 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 Florida community of Proctor [Marion County].
    • Georgia
      • Bulloch 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 Georgia community of Proctor [Bulloch County].
    • Illinois
      • Ford County
      • This Proctor is located in Ford County and lies 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ford County community of Proctor.
    • Kentucky
      • Lee County
      • This Proctor is located in Lee County and lies 1,692 miles [2,723 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Proctor.
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex County
      • This Proctor is located in Essex County and lies 2,112 miles [3,398.9 km]<1> to the east of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Proctor.
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Proctor is located in Saint Louis County and lies 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km]<1> to the east of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Proctor.
    • Missouri
      • Morgan County
      • This Proctor is located in Morgan County and lies 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Proctor.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Proctor [Elko County].
    • North Carolina
      • Swain County
      • This Proctor is located in Swain County and lies 1,778 miles [2,861.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Swain County community of Proctor.
    • Ohio
      • Champaign County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Proctor [Champaign County].
      • Portage 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 Ohio community of Proctor [Portage County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Adair County
      • This Proctor is located in Adair County and lies 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Proctor.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lycoming County
      • This Proctor is located in Lycoming County and lies 1,875 miles [3,017.5 km]<1> to the east of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lycoming County community of Proctor.
    • Texas
      • Comanche County
      • This Proctor is located in Comanche County and lies 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Comanche County community of Proctor.
    • Vermont
      • Rutland County
      • This Proctor is located in Rutland County and lies 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km]<1> to the east of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutland County community of Proctor.
    • Washington
      • Pierce 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 Washington community of Proctor [Pierce County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wetzel County
      • This Proctor is located in Wetzel County and lies 1,745 miles [2,808.3 km]<1> to the east of the Proctor that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wetzel County community of Proctor.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Proctor ...

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.

  • Bear Dance [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Dance
    • Bear Dance [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Proctor
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Dance
  • Big Arm [Lake County]
  • Elmo [Lake County]
  • Hog Heaven [Flathead County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hog Heaven
    • Hog Heaven [Flathead County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Proctor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hog Heaven have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Idlewise Court [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewise Court
      • Idlewise Court [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Proctor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idlewise Court have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewise Court
    • Kings Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
      • Kings Point [Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Proctor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
    • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mary Ronan
      • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Proctor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mary Ronan
    • Rocky Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Proctor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Spring Valley [Lake County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Lake County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Proctor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Woods Bay [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Bay
      • Woods Bay [Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Proctor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Bay

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 Proctor. 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 ...
    • Robert Bray     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kalispell (Montana) on Tueday October 23, 1917 and died in Bishop (California) on Monday March 7, 1983 at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Kalispell is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Proctor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Bray<6>
    • William Swetland     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kalispell (Montana) on Wednesday October 15, 1913 and died in Branford (Connecticut) on Friday October 31, 2003 at the age of 90. He is buried at Westwood Cemetery (Lorain County, Ohio).
      • Kalispell is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Proctor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Swetland<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Polson, which is the Seat of Lake County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Proctor to Polson, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 139 miles [223.7 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,613 miles [10,642.6 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 7,381 miles [11,878.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,430 miles [8,738.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Lake County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lake County: www.lakecounty-mt.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Proctor) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Proctor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ProctorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Proctor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8934, Longitude: -114.3048    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Proctor 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>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 Proctor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<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 Proctor 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 334.333 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.881 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.541 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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