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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 Dana, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dana 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 Dana:
    • 46.576656, -100.233723
    • 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 Dana
  • 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 Dana ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Dana.

Within North Dakota, the name Dana is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Shasta County
      • This Dana is located in Shasta County and lies 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km]<1> to the west of the Dana that is located in Emmons County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Dana.
    • Florida
      • Union County
      • This Dana is located in Union County and lies 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Dana that is located in Emmons County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Dana.
    • Illinois
      • La Salle County
      • This Dana is located in La Salle County and lies 682 miles [1,097.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Dana that is located in Emmons County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Salle County community of Dana.
    • Indiana
      • Vermillion County
      • This Dana is located in Vermillion County and lies 791 miles [1,273 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Dana that is located in Emmons County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermillion County community of Dana.
    • Iowa
      • Greene County
      • This Dana is located in Greene County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Dana that is located in Emmons County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Dana.
    • Kentucky
      • Floyd County
      • This Dana is located in Floyd County and lies 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Dana that is located in Emmons County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Dana.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester 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 Massachusetts community of Dana [Worcester County].
    • Michigan
      • Ingham 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 Dana [Ingham County].
      • Montmorency 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 Dana [Montmorency County].
    • Missouri
      • Bates County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Bates County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bates County community of Dana.
    • North Carolina
      • Henderson County
      • This Dana is located in Henderson County and lies 1,207 miles [1,942.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Dana that is located in Emmons County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Dana.
    • Ontario
      • This Dana lies 762 miles [1,226.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Dana that is located in Emmons County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Dana lies 464 miles [746.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Dana that is located in Emmons County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
    • Wyoming
      • Carbon County
      • This Dana is located in Carbon County and lies 457 miles [735.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Dana that is located in Emmons County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Dana.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dana ...

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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Dana
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
  • Cannon Ball [Sioux County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Ball
    • Cannon Ball [Sioux County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dana
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Ball
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannon Ball<5>
  • Fort Rice [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Rice
    • Fort Rice [Morton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Dana
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Rice
  • Huff [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff
    • Huff [Morton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Dana
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huff
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Lincoln [Burleigh County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Burleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,817 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<5>
    • Napoleon [Logan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Logan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleon<5>
    • Peters [Logan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters
      • Peters [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters
    • Pierce [Burleigh County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Burleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Linton, which is the Seat of Emmons County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Dana to Linton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 73 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,349 miles [10,217.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,113 miles [11,447.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,059 miles [8,141.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dana. 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 from Point A (ie- Dana) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5767, Longitude: -100.2337       In this case, the coordinates for Dana 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 Dana, 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 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 Dana 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 Dana 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 323.379 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.164 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.191 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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