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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 Calvin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Calvin 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 Calvin:
    • 48.851118, -98.937352
    • 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 Calvin
  • 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 Calvin ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Calvin.

Within North Dakota, the name Calvin is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another nineteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lawrence County
      • This Calvin is located in Lawrence County and lies 977 miles [1,572.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Calvin.
    • Georgia
      • Dodge County
      • This Calvin is located in Dodge County and lies 1,422 miles [2,288.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dodge County community of Calvin.
      • Jasper County
      • This Calvin is located in Jasper County and lies 1,324 miles [2,130.8 km] to the southeast of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Calvin.
    • Illinois
      • White County
      • This Calvin is located in White County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Calvin.
    • Kentucky
      • Bell County
      • This Calvin is located in Bell County and lies 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bell County community of Calvin.
    • Louisiana
      • Winn Parish
      • This Calvin is located in Winn Parish and lies 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winn Parish community of Calvin.
    • Michigan
      • Cass 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 Michigan community of Calvin [Cass County].
      • Saginaw County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Calvin [Saginaw County].
    • Montana
      • Deer Lodge 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 Montana community of Calvin [Deer Lodge County].
    • North Carolina
      • Burke County
      • This Calvin is located in Burke County and lies 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burke County community of Calvin.
      • Onslow 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 North Carolina community of Calvin [Onslow County].
    • Ohio
      • Hancock 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 Ohio community of Calvin [Hancock County].
      • Meigs County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Meigs County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Calvin.
    • Oklahoma
      • Hughes County
      • This Calvin is located in Hughes County and lies 968 miles [1,557.8 km]<1> to the south of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hughes County community of Calvin.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Huntingdon County
      • This Calvin is located in Huntingdon County and lies 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huntingdon County community of Calvin.
    • South Carolina
      • Chester 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 South Carolina community of Calvin [Chester County].
    • Texas
      • Bastrop 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 Texas community of Calvin [Bastrop County].
    • Virginia
      • Lee County
      • This Calvin is located in Lee County and lies 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Calvin.
    • West Virginia
      • Nicholas County
      • This Calvin is located in Nicholas County and lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Calvin that is located in Cavalier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nicholas County community of Calvin.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calvin ...

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.

  • Badger Creek - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Badger Creek
    • Badger Creek was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Calvin
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Badger Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Cartwright
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartwright
    • Cartwright lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Calvin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartwright
  • Clyde [Cavalier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Cavalier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Calvin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Crystal City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal City
    • Crystal City lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Calvin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal City<7>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Pilot Mound
    • Rocklake [Towner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklake
      • Rocklake [Towner County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Calvin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocklake<7>
    • Snowflake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowflake
      • Snowflake lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Calvin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snowflake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowflake
    • Weaver [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Cavalier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Calvin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver

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 Calvin. 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 ...
    • Dorothy Foulger     (Actress)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Langdon, which is the Seat of Cavalier County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Calvin to Langdon, with an average speed<9> 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 164 miles [263.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
    • The shortest distance<10> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,187 miles [9,957 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,953 miles [11,189.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,907 miles [7,897.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<13>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Calvin. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Calvin) 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 Calvin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CalvinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calvin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8511, Longitude: -98.9374       In this case, the coordinates for Calvin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Calvin 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 Calvin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.
<9>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.
<10>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 Calvin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 322.429 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.356 degrees.
<13>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.895 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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