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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 Bismarck, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bismarck 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 Bismarck:
    • 46.805549, -100.767628
    • 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 Bismarck
  • 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 Bismarck ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Bismarck.

Within North Dakota, the name Bismarck is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Hot Spring County
      • This Bismarck is located in Hot Spring County and lies 948 miles [1,525.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Bismarck that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hot Spring County community of Bismarck.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Bismarck [San Bernardino County].
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion County
      • This Bismarck is located in Vermilion County and lies 797 miles [1,282.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bismarck that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion County community of Bismarck.
    • Iowa
      • Clayton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Bismarck [Clayton County].
    • Michigan
      • Eaton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Bismarck [Eaton County].
    • Missouri
      • Saint Francois County
      • This Bismarck is located in Saint Francois County and lies 809 miles [1,302 km]<1> to the southeast of the Bismarck that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Francois County community of Bismarck.
    • Nebraska
      • Cuming County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Bismarck [Cuming County].
    • North Carolina
      • Johnston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Bismarck [Johnston County].
    • Ohio
      • Huron County
      • This Bismarck is located in Huron County and lies 971 miles [1,562.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bismarck that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huron County community of Bismarck.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Bismarck.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lebanon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Bismarck [Lebanon County].
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Bismarck [Pierce County].
    • West Virginia
      • Grant County
      • This Bismarck is located in Grant County and lies 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bismarck that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Bismarck.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bismarck ...

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.

  • Apple Valley [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
    • Apple Valley [Burleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Bismarck
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
  • Arnold [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold [Burleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Bismarck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
  • Hay Creek Court [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Creek Court
    • Hay Creek Court [Burleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bismarck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay Creek Court have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Creek Court
  • Holiday Park [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Park
    • Holiday Park [Burleigh County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Bismarck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Park
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lincoln [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Burleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bismarck
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<5>
    • Meadow Park [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Park
      • Meadow Park [Morton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bismarck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Park
    • On-a-Slant Village [Morton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for On-a-Slant Village
      • On-a-Slant Village [Morton County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bismarck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for On-a-Slant Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pierce [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Burleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Bismarck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Rock Haven [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Haven
      • Rock Haven [Morton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bismarck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Haven
    • Sunny [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny
      • Sunny [Morton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Bismarck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,312 miles [2,111.5 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Bismarck to White House, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 75 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,351 miles [10,220.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,116 miles [11,452.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,066 miles [8,152.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Burleigh County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bismarck: www.bismarck.org/

The official website for Burleigh County: www.co.burleigh.nd.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bismarck) 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 Bismarck. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BismarckOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bismarck. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8055, Longitude: -100.7676       In this case, the coordinates for Bismarck have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bismarck, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Bismarck 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.
<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 Bismarck 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 323.783 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.652 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.454 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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