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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 Alfred, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alfred 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 Alfred:
    • 46.603017, -99.000896
    • 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 Alfred
  • 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 Alfred ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Alfred.

Within North Dakota, the name Alfred is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, twelve are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Douglas 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 Kansas community of Alfred [Douglas County].
    • Maine
      • York County
      • This Alfred is located in York County and lies 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km]<2> to the east of the Alfred that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfred
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Alfred.
    • Michigan
      • Dickinson 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 Alfred [Dickinson County].
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • This Alfred is located in Allegany County and lies 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km]<2> to the east of the Alfred that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfred
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Alfred.
    • North Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • Although located in Beaufort County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Alfred.
      • Robeson 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 North Carolina community of Alfred [Robeson County].
    • Ohio
      • Meigs County
      • This Alfred is located in Meigs County and lies 1,001 miles [1,611 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Alfred that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfred
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Alfred.
    • Ontario
      • This Alfred lies 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km]<2> to the east of the Alfred that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfred
    • Tennessee
      • Washington 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 Tennessee community of Alfred [Washington County].
    • Texas
      • Jim Wells County
      • This Alfred is located in Jim Wells County and lies 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km]<2> to the south of the Alfred that is located in LaMoure County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfred
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jim Wells County community of Alfred.
    • Virginia
      • Albemarle 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 Virginia community of Alfred [Albemarle County].
    • West Virginia
      • Lincoln 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 West Virginia community of Alfred [Lincoln County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alfred ...

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.

  • Berlin [LaMoure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [LaMoure County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Alfred
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<4>
  • Bloom [Stutsman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloom
    • Bloom [Stutsman County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Alfred
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloom
  • Crystal Springs [Kidder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Kidder County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Alfred
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Dickey [LaMoure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
    • Dickey [LaMoure County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Alfred
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickey<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Frontier Village [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frontier Village
      • Frontier Village [Stutsman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Alfred
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frontier Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier Village
    • Homer [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [Stutsman County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Alfred
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
    • Jamestown [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Stutsman County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Alfred
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,930 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<4>
    • Jamestown Junction [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown Junction
      • Jamestown Junction [Stutsman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Alfred
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown Junction
    • Streeter [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Streeter
      • Streeter [Stutsman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Alfred
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Streeter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Streeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Streeter<4>

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 Alfred. 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 ...
    • Tom Hatten     (Radio & TV Personality)
      • Radio & TV Personality. He was born in Jamestown (North Dakota) on Sunday March 14, 1926 and died in Freeland (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the age of 93. He is buried at St. Ann's Parish Cemetery (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania).
      • Jamestown is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Alfred.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Hatten<5>
    • Louis L'Amour     (Author)
    • Peggy Lee     (Singer, songwriter, actress)
      • Singer, songwriter, actress. She was born in Jamestown (North Dakota) on Wednesday May 26, 1920 and died in Bel Air (California) on Monday January 21, 2002 at the age of 81. She is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jamestown is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Alfred.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Lee<5>
    • Floyd Roberts     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Jamestown (North Dakota) on Monday February 12, 1900 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday May 30, 1939 at the age of 39. He is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jamestown is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Alfred.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Floyd Roberts<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • LaMoure, which is the Seat of LaMoure County and lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Alfred to LaMoure, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 70 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,312 miles [10,158.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,076 miles [11,387.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,016 miles [8,072.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About LaMoure County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.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 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 Alfred 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- Alfred) 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 Alfred. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlfredOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alfred. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6030, Longitude: -99.0009    
<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 Alfred 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 322.464 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.121 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.47 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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