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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 Agate, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Agate 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 Agate:
    • 48.623605, -99.493135
    • 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 Agate
  • 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 Agate ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Agate.

Within North Dakota, the name Agate is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, eight are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Agate lies 973 miles [1,565.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Agate that is located in Rolette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agate
    • Colorado
      • Elbert County
      • This Agate is located in Elbert County and lies 669 miles [1,076.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Agate that is located in Rolette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agate
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elbert County community of Agate.
    • Georgia
      • Floyd 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 Agate [Floyd County].
    • Michigan
      • Ontonagon County
      • This Agate is located in Ontonagon County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Agate that is located in Rolette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agate
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontonagon County community of Agate.
    • Minnesota
      • Nobles 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 Minnesota community of Agate [Nobles County].
    • Nebraska
      • Sioux County
      • This Agate is located in Sioux County and lies 476 miles [766 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Agate that is located in Rolette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agate
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sioux County community of Agate.
    • Ontario
      • This Agate lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km]<1> to the east of the Agate that is located in Rolette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agate
    • Utah
      • Grand County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Agate [Grand County].
    • Washington
      • Lewis 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 Washington community of Agate [Lewis County].
      • Mason County
      • This Agate is located in Mason County and lies 1,088 miles [1,751 km]<1> to the west of the Agate that is located in Rolette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agate
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Agate.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Agate ...

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.

  • Cartwright
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartwright
    • Cartwright lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Agate
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartwright
  • Clyde [Cavalier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Cavalier County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Agate
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Overly [Bottineau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overly
    • Overly [Bottineau County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Agate
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overly
  • Pleasant Lake [Benson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Lake
    • Pleasant Lake [Benson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Agate
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Lake
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    • Rocklake [Towner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklake
      • Rocklake [Towner County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Agate
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocklake<5>
    • Rugby [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rugby
      • Rugby [Pierce County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Agate
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,566 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rugby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rugby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rugby<5>
    • Shell Valley [Rolette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Valley
      • Shell Valley [Rolette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Agate
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Valley
    • Starkweather [Ramsey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkweather
      • Starkweather [Ramsey County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Agate
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkweather have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkweather
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkweather<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rolla, which is the Seat of Rolette County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Agate to Rolla, 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 five to six hours.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,215 miles [10,002.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,981 miles [11,234.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,937 miles [7,945.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Dakota

About Rolette County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Agate) 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 Agate. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AgateOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agate. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6236, Longitude: -99.4931    
<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 Agate 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Agate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Agate 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 322.847 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.802 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.284 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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