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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 Doyon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Doyon 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 Doyon:
    • 48.053773, -98.536561
    • 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 Doyon
  • 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 Doyon ...

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.

  • Devils Lake [Ramsey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devils Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devils Lake
    • Devils Lake [Ramsey County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Doyon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,320 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devils Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Devils Lake<3>
  • Grand Harbor [Ramsey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Harbor
    • Grand Harbor [Ramsey County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Doyon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Harbor
  • Harrisburg [Nelson County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg [Nelson County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Doyon
  • Keith [Ramsey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keith have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
    • Keith [Ramsey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Doyon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Lakota [Nelson County]
    • Michigan [Nelson County]
    • Michigan City [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan City
      • Michigan City [Nelson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Doyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan City
    • Sweetwater [Ramsey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Ramsey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Doyon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Devils Lake, which is the Seat of Ramsey County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Doyon to Devils Lake, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 49 days and walking would take 71 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,220 miles [10,010.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,984 miles [11,239.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,931 miles [7,935.7 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 Doyon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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- Doyon) 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 Doyon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Doyon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Doyon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0538, Longitude: -98.5366    
<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 Doyon 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 322.131 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.92 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.855 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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