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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 Round Butte, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Round Butte 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 Round Butte:
    • 47.529657, -114.262622
    • 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 Round Butte
  • 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 Round Butte ...

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.

  • Big Arm [Lake County]
  • Kicking Horse [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kicking Horse
    • Kicking Horse [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Round Butte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kicking Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kicking Horse
  • Kings Point [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
    • Kings Point [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Round Butte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
  • Mountain View [Lake County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
    • Mountain View [Lake County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Round Butte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Agency [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Agency
      • Old Agency [Sanders County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Round Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Agency
    • Post Creek [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Creek
      • Post Creek [Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Round Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Creek
    • Rocky Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Round Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Round Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Turtle Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Round Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake

How Far From Round Butte to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Round Butte to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Polson, which is the Seat of Lake County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Round Butte to Polson, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,944 miles [3,128.6 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,635 miles [10,678 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 7,403 miles [11,914 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,449 miles [8,769.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Lake County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Round Butte. 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 '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- Round Butte) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Round Butte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5297, Longitude: -114.2626       In this case, the coordinates for Round Butte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Round Butte 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 334.283 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.794 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.558 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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