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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 Durbin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Durbin 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 Durbin:
    • 46.808583, -97.149534
    • 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 Durbin
  • 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 Durbin ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Durbin.

Within North Dakota, the name Durbin is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Saint Johns County
      • This Durbin is located in Saint Johns County and lies 1,426 miles [2,294.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Durbin that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Johns County community of Durbin.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Durbin is located in Hamilton County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Durbin that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Durbin.
    • Kentucky
      • Boyd County
      • This Durbin is located in Boyd County and lies 943 miles [1,517.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Durbin that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boyd County community of Durbin.
    • Missouri
      • Wright County
      • This Durbin is located in Wright County and lies 693 miles [1,115.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Durbin that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wright County community of Durbin.
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This Durbin is located in Clark County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Durbin that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Durbin.
      • Mercer County
      • This Durbin is located in Mercer County and lies 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the east southeast of the Durbin that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Durbin.
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • This Durbin is located in Marion County and lies 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km]<1> to the west of the Durbin that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Durbin.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Greene County
      • This Durbin is located in Greene County and lies 959 miles [1,543.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Durbin that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Durbin.
    • West Virginia
      • Pocahontas County
      • This Durbin is located in Pocahontas County and lies 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Durbin that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pocahontas County community of Durbin.
    • Wyoming
      • Natrona 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 Wyoming community of Durbin [Natrona County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Durbin ...

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.

  • Frontier [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frontier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frontier
    • Frontier [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Durbin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier
  • Kindred [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kindred have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kindred
    • Kindred [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Durbin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 781 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kindred
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kindred<4>
  • Leonard [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard
    • Leonard [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Durbin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 230 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonard<4>
  • Lynchburg [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
    • Lynchburg [Cass County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Durbin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Magnolia [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Cass County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Durbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Norman [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Durbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Prairie Rose [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Rose
      • Prairie Rose [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Durbin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 49 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Rose
    • Prosper [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prosper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosper
      • Prosper [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Durbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosper
    • Wheatland [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Durbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fargo, which is the Seat of Cass County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Durbin to Fargo, with an average speed<5> 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 170 miles [273.6 km] to the west (W). 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 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 66 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,247 miles [10,053.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,942 miles [7,953.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Dakota

About Cass County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Durbin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cass County: www.co.cass.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Durbin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durbin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8086, Longitude: -97.1495       In this case, the coordinates for Durbin 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 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 Durbin 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Durbin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 321.102 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.594 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.352 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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