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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 Whitefish, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Whitefish 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 Whitefish:
    • 48.410661, -114.335142
    • 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 Whitefish
  • 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 Whitefish ...

We have found three communities that share the name Whitefish.

Within Montana, the name Whitefish is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Alger County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Whitefish [Alger County].
    • New Mexico
      • Santa Fe County
      • Although located in Santa Fe County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Fe County community of Whitefish.
    • Ontario
      • This Whitefish lies 1,538 miles [2,475.2 km]<2> to the east of the Whitefish that is located in Flathead County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitefish

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitefish ...

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.

  • Evergreen [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Flathead County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Whitefish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<4>
  • Halfmoon [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon
    • Halfmoon [Flathead County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Whitefish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfmoon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfmoon
  • Happy Haven [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Haven
    • Happy Haven [Flathead County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Whitefish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Haven
  • Hungry Horse [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hungry Horse
    • Hungry Horse [Flathead County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Whitefish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hungry Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hungry Horse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hungry Horse<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lazy Day Court [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lazy Day Court
      • Lazy Day Court [Flathead County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitefish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lazy Day Court have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lazy Day Court
    • Martin City [Flathead County]
    • Rose Crossing [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Crossing
      • Rose Crossing [Flathead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Whitefish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Crossing
    • Round Prairie [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Prairie
      • Round Prairie [Flathead County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Whitefish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Prairie
    • Vista [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
      • Vista [Flathead County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitefish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Whitefish. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Robert Bray     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kalispell (MT) on October 23, 1917 (a Tueday) and died in Bishop (CA) on March 7, 1983 (a Monday) at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Kalispell is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Whitefish.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Bray<5>
    • William Swetland     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kalispell, which is the Seat of Flathead County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Whitefish to Kalispell, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 165 miles [265.5 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,953 miles [3,143 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 111 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,581 miles [10,591.1 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 7,349 miles [11,827.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,403 miles [8,695.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Flathead County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Flathead County: www.co.flathead.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Whitefish 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Whitefish) 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 Whitefish. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WhitefishOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitefish. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4107, Longitude: -114.3351    
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Whitefish 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 334.379 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.975 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.496 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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