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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 Roy Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roy Junction 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 Roy Junction:
    • 47.301497, -109.291803
    • 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 Roy Junction
  • 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 Roy Junction ...

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.

  • Canyon [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon
    • Canyon [Fergus County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Roy Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Giltedge [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giltedge
    • Giltedge [Fergus County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Roy Junction
  • Maiden [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
    • Maiden [Fergus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Roy Junction
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
  • Nelson [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
    • Nelson [Fergus County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Roy Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • New Year [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Year
      • New Year [Fergus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Roy Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Year have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Year
    • Ruby Gulch [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby Gulch
      • Ruby Gulch [Fergus County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Roy Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby Gulch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rustle [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rustle
      • Rustle [Fergus County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Roy Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rustle 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Roy Junction
      • 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.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewistown, which is the Seat of Fergus County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Roy Junction to Lewistown, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 137 miles [220.5 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 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,541 miles [10,526.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,309 miles [11,762.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,315 miles [8,553.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Fergus County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fergus County: www.co.fergus.mt.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roy Junction) 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 Roy Junction. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roy JunctionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roy Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3015, Longitude: -109.2918    
<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>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.
<4>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 Roy Junction to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.33 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.216 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.486 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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