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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 Pryor, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pryor 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 Pryor:
    • 45.429674, -108.533186
    • 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 Pryor
  • 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 Pryor ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Pryor.

Within Montana, the name Pryor is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Monroe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Pryor [Monroe County].
    • Arkansas
      • White County
      • This Pryor is located in White County and lies 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pryor that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pryor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Pryor.
    • Colorado
      • Huerfano County
      • This Pryor is located in Huerfano County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Pryor that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pryor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huerfano County community of Pryor.
    • Ohio
      • Monroe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Pryor [Monroe County].
      • Wayne County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Wayne County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Pryor.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Pryor is located in Lane County and lies 690 miles [1,110.4 km]<2> to the west of the Pryor that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pryor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Pryor.
    • Tennessee
      • Macon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Pryor [Macon County].
    • Texas
      • Fort Bend County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Pryor [Fort Bend County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pryor ...

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.

  • Cherry Springs [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Springs
    • Cherry Springs [Carbon County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Pryor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Coalville [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
    • Coalville [Carbon County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Pryor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dryhead [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryhead
    • Dryhead [Carbon County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Pryor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryhead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Edgar [Carbon County]
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    • Golden [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Carbon County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Pryor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Park City [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Pryor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<5>
    • Rockvale [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockvale
      • Rockvale [Carbon County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Pryor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockvale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Soda Springs [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soda Springs
      • Soda Springs [Yellowstone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Pryor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soda Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soda Springs

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 Pryor. 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 ...
    • James Anderson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Billings is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Pryor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<6>
    • Myron Stanford 'Stan' Lynde     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Billings (Montana) on Wednesday September 23, 1931 and died on Tueday August 6, 2013 at the age of 81. He is buried at Mountview Cemetery (Yellowstone County, Montana).
      • Billings is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Pryor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myron Stanford 'Stan' Lynde<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hardin, which is the Seat of Big Horn County and lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pryor to Hardin, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 95 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,634 miles [10,676.4 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 7,403 miles [11,914 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,390 miles [8,674.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Pryor 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.
<2>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- Pryor) 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 Pryor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PryorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pryor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4297, Longitude: -108.5332       In this case, the coordinates for Pryor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Pryor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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 Pryor 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 329.649 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.252 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.294 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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