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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 Ripley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ripley 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 Ripley:
    • 48.381164, -115.447343
    • 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 Ripley
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lincoln County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Lincoln County
    • Since Ripley is near Sanders County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Sanders County
  • 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 Ripley ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Ripley.

Within Montana, the name Ripley is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, twenty are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Limestone County
      • This Ripley is located in Limestone County and lies 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Limestone County community of Ripley.
    • Arkansas
      • Cleveland County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Ripley [Cleveland County].
    • California
      • Riverside County
      • This Ripley is located in Riverside County and lies 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km]<1> to the south of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Riverside County community of Ripley.
    • Georgia
      • Twiggs County
      • This Ripley is located in Twiggs County and lies 1,976 miles [3,180.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Twiggs County community of Ripley.
    • Illinois
      • Brown County
      • This Ripley is located in Brown County and lies 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Ripley.
    • Indiana
      • Noble County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Ripley [Noble County].
      • Pulaski County
      • This Ripley is located in Pulaski County and lies 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km]<1> to the east of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Ripley.
    • Maine
      • Somerset County
      • This Ripley is located in Somerset County and lies 2,161 miles [3,477.8 km]<1> to the east of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Ripley.
      • Washington County
      • This Ripley is located in Washington County and lies 2,245 miles [3,613 km] to the east of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Ripley.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Ripley is located in Charles County and lies 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km]<1> to the east of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Ripley.
    • Michigan
      • Houghton County
      • This Ripley is located in Houghton County and lies 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km]<1> to the east of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houghton County community of Ripley.
    • Mississippi
      • Tippah County
      • This Ripley is located in Tippah County and lies 1,648 miles [2,652.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippah County community of Ripley.
    • Missouri
      • Jackson County
      • This Ripley is located in Jackson County and lies 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Ripley.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Ripley is located in Clark County and lies 868 miles [1,396.9 km]<1> to the south of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Ripley.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Ripley is located in Chautauqua County and lies 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km]<1> to the east of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Ripley.
    • Ohio
      • Brown County
      • This Ripley is located in Brown County and lies 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Ripley.
    • Oklahoma
      • Payne County
      • This Ripley is located in Payne County and lies 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Payne County community of Ripley.
    • Ontario
      • This Ripley lies 1,631 miles [2,624.8 km]<1> to the east of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Tennessee
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Ripley is located in Lauderdale County and lies 1,577 miles [2,537.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Ripley.
    • Texas
      • Titus County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Ripley [Titus County].
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • This Ripley is located in Jackson County and lies 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km]<1> to the east of the Ripley that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Ripley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ripley ...

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.

  • Green Acres [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Happys Inn [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happys Inn
    • Happys Inn [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happys Inn
  • Heron [Sanders County]
  • Jennings [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
    • Jennings [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Libby [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libby
      • Libby [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Libby<5>
    • Pioneer Junction [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Junction
      • Pioneer Junction [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Junction
    • Scotchville [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotchville
      • Scotchville [Lincoln County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotchville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stonehill [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonehill
      • Stonehill [Lincoln County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonehill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Ripley 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 Ripley 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 community of Ripley once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Ripley and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Libby, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies just to the West.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Ripley to Helena, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,003 miles [3,223.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 79 days and walking would take 114 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,605 miles [10,629.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,372 miles [11,864.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,435 miles [8,746.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lincoln County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln County: www.lincolncountymt.us/

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- Ripley) 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 Ripley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RipleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3812, Longitude: -115.4473    
<2>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 Ripley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Ripley 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.
<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>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.
<7>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 Ripley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 335.274 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.003 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.211 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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