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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 Vida, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Vida 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 Vida:
    • 47.833613, -105.491434
    • 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 Vida
  • 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 Vida ...

We have found five communities that share the name Vida.

Within Montana, the name Vida is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Autauga County
      • This Vida is located in Autauga County and lies 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Vida that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Autauga County community of Vida.
    • Louisiana
      • Iberia Parish
      • This Vida is located in Iberia Parish and lies 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Vida that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iberia Parish community of Vida.
    • Michigan
      • Alger 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 Vida [Alger County].
    • Missouri
      • Phelps County
      • This Vida is located in Phelps County and lies 974 miles [1,567.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Vida that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phelps County community of Vida.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Vida is located in Lane County and lies 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<1> to the west of the Vida that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vida
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Vida.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vida ...

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.

  • Arthur [Richland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Richland County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Vida
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Corral Creek [Dawson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corral Creek
    • Corral Creek [Dawson County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Vida
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corral Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lost Creek [McCone County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
    • Lost Creek [McCone County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Vida
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Poplar [Roosevelt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar
    • Poplar [Roosevelt County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Vida
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplar<4>
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    • Prairie Elk [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Elk
      • Prairie Elk [McCone County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Vida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Redwater [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [McCone County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Vida
    • Sand Creek [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Creek
      • Sand Creek [McCone County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Vida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Point
      • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Vida
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolf Point<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Circle, which is the Seat of McCone County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Vida to Circle, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full 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 317 miles [510.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,544 miles [2,484.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 88 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,418 miles [10,328.8 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 7,186 miles [11,564.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,170 miles [8,320.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Vida) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vida. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VidaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vida. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8336, Longitude: -105.4914    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Vida 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Vida 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 327.395 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.90 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.071 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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