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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 Alkabo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alkabo 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 Alkabo:
    • 48.864394, -103.887765
    • 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 Alkabo
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alkabo ...

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.

  • Antelope [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope [Sheridan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alkabo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<3>
  • Comertown [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comertown
    • Comertown [Sheridan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Alkabo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comertown
  • Hanks [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
    • Hanks [Williams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Alkabo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks
  • Plentywood [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plentywood
    • Plentywood [Sheridan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Alkabo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plentywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plentywood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plentywood<3>
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    • Ratcliffe
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ratcliffe
      • Ratcliffe lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Alkabo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ratcliffe came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ratcliffe
    • Raymond [Sheridan County]
    • Reserve [Sheridan County]
    • Tribune
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tribune
      • Tribune lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Alkabo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tribune

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Crosby, which is the Seat of Divide County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Alkabo to Crosby, 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.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 202 miles [325.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,492 miles [2,401.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 85 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,318 miles [10,167.8 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 7,086 miles [11,403.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,068 miles [8,156.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alkabo. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alkabo) 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 Alkabo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlkaboOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alkabo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8644, Longitude: -103.8878    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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 Alkabo 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 326.184 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.627 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.891 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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