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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 Amidon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Amidon 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 Amidon:
    • 46.482233, -103.319346
    • 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 Amidon
  • 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 Amidon ...

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.

  • Alpha [Golden Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
    • Alpha [Golden Valley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Amidon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
  • Buffalo Springs [Bowman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Springs
    • Buffalo Springs [Bowman County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Amidon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Springs
  • Fryburg [Billings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryburg
    • Fryburg [Billings County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Amidon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryburg
  • Griffin [Bowman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
    • Griffin [Bowman County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Amidon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
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    • Havelock [Hettinger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havelock
      • Havelock [Hettinger County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Amidon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havelock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havelock
    • Mound [Slope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Slope County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Amidon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound
    • New England [Hettinger County]
    • Pierce [Slope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Slope County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Amidon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Three V Crossing [Slope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three V Crossing
      • Three V Crossing [Slope County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Amidon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three V Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three V Crossing

How Far From Amidon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Amidon to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 123 miles [197.9 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Amidon to Bismarck, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 81 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,439 miles [10,362.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,167 miles [8,315.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amidon. 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 from Point A (ie- Amidon) 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 Amidon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amidon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amidon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4822, Longitude: -103.3193       In this case, the coordinates for Amidon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>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 Amidon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 325.695 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.805 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.02 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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