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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 Ragland Bench, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ragland Bench 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 Ragland Bench:
    • 47.784983, -109.429904
    • 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 Ragland Bench
  • 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 Ragland Bench ...

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.

  • Cow Island [Blaine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cow Island
    • Cow Island [Blaine County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Ragland Bench
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cow Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Judith [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judith
    • Judith [Fergus County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ragland Bench
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Leroy [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leroy
    • Leroy [Blaine County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ragland Bench
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leroy
  • Power Plant [Blaine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power Plant
    • Power Plant [Blaine County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Ragland Bench
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Rumble Creek [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumble Creek
      • Rumble Creek [Fergus County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ragland Bench
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rumble Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Salt Creek [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Creek
      • Salt Creek [Fergus County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Ragland Bench
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sour Dough Flat [Blaine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sour Dough Flat
      • Sour Dough Flat [Blaine County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Ragland Bench
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sour Dough Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Woodhawk [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodhawk
      • Woodhawk [Fergus County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ragland Bench
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Ragland Bench 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 Ragland Bench 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<3> community of Ragland Bench once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Ragland Bench and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Chinook, which is the Seat of Blaine County and lies 56 miles [90.1 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Ragland Bench to Chinook, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,723 miles [2,772.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,515 miles [10,484.9 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 7,284 miles [11,722.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,294 miles [8,519.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Blaine 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ragland Bench) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ragland Bench. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7850, Longitude: -109.4299       In this case, the coordinates for Ragland Bench 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>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 Ragland Bench, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Ragland Bench 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 330.457 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.408 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.498 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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