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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roy 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 Roy:
    • 47.33337, -108.958651
    • 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
  • 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 Roy ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Roy.

Within Montana, the name Roy is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 24 communities, 22 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Mississippi County
      • This Roy is located in Mississippi County and lies 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of Roy.
      • Pike County
      • This Roy is located in Pike County and lies 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Roy.
    • British Columbia
      • This Roy lies 781 miles [1,256.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
    • Colorado
      • Weld County
      • This Roy is located in Weld County and lies 544 miles [875.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weld County community of Roy.
    • Florida
      • Flagler County
      • This Roy is located in Flagler County and lies 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Flagler County community of Roy.
      • Saint Johns County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Roy [Saint Johns County].
    • Georgia
      • Bibb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Roy [Bibb County].
      • Gilmer County
      • This Roy is located in Gilmer County and lies 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilmer County community of Roy.
    • Idaho
      • Power County
      • This Roy is located in Power County and lies 391 miles [629.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Power County community of Roy.
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Roy [Sumner County].
    • Louisiana
      • Bienville Parish
      • This Roy is located in Bienville Parish and lies 1,333 miles [2,145.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Roy.
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Roy [Natchitoches Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Alcona County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Roy [Alcona County].
    • Mississippi
      • Clarke County
      • This Roy is located in Clarke County and lies 1,491 miles [2,399.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Roy.
    • Missouri
      • Douglas County
      • This Roy is located in Douglas County and lies 1,093 miles [1,759 km]<1> to the southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Roy.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Roy lies 2,057 miles [3,310.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
    • New Mexico
      • Harding County
      • This Roy is located in Harding County and lies 823 miles [1,324.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harding County community of Roy.
    • Oregon
      • Washington County
      • This Roy is located in Washington County and lies 681 miles [1,096 km]<1> to the west of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Roy.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Roy [Butler County].
      • York County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Roy [York County].
    • Tennessee
      • Madison County
      • This Roy is located in Madison County and lies 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Roy.
    • Texas
      • Castro County
      • This Roy is located in Castro County and lies 954 miles [1,535.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Castro County community of Roy.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Roy is located in Weber County and lies 451 miles [725.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Roy.
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • This Roy is located in Pierce County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<1> to the west of the Roy that is located in Fergus County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Roy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roy ...

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.

  • Box Elder [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Elder
    • Box Elder [Fergus County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Roy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Box Elder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Canyon [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon
    • Canyon [Fergus County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Roy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Giltedge [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giltedge
    • Giltedge [Fergus County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Roy
  • Maiden [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
    • Maiden [Fergus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Roy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Nelson [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Fergus County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Roy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Year [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Year
      • New Year [Fergus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Roy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Year have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Year
    • Roy Junction [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy Junction
      • Roy Junction [Fergus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Roy
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Roy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy Junction
    • Rustle [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rustle
      • Rustle [Fergus County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Roy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rustle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewistown, which is the Seat of Fergus County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Roy to Lewistown, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 153 miles [246.2 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 1,696 miles [2,729.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,303 miles [8,534.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Fergus County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roy) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RoyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3334, Longitude: -108.9587    
<2>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 Roy 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.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.07 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.92 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.276 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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