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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 Eaton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Eaton 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 Eaton:
    • 45.963026, -98.175936
    • 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 Eaton
  • 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 Eaton ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Eaton.

Within North Dakota, the name Eaton is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Eaton, we know of four communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lawrence County
      • This Eaton is located in Lawrence County and lies 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Eaton.
    • California
      • Monterey 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 California community of Eaton [Monterey County].
    • Colorado
      • Weld County
      • This Eaton is located in Weld County and lies 498 miles [801.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weld County community of Eaton.
    • Florida
      • Duval 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 Florida community of Eaton [Duval County].
    • Idaho
      • Washington County
      • This Eaton is located in Washington County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km]<1> to the west of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Eaton.
    • Illinois
      • Crawford 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 Illinois community of Eaton [Crawford County].
    • Indiana
      • Delaware County
      • This Eaton is located in Delaware County and lies 752 miles [1,210.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Eaton.
    • Kansas
      • Cowley County
      • This Eaton is located in Cowley County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km]<1> to the south of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cowley County community of Eaton.
      • Dickinson 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 Kansas community of Eaton [Dickinson County].
      • Ottawa 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 Kansas community of Eaton [Ottawa County].
      • Trego 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 Kansas community of Eaton [Trego County].
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Eaton is located in Washington County and lies 1,453 miles [2,338.4 km]<1> to the east of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Eaton.
    • Michigan
      • Antrim 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 Eaton [Antrim County].
      • Gratiot 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 Eaton [Gratiot County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Carroll County
      • This Eaton is located in Carroll County and lies 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km]<1> to the east of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Eaton.
    • New York
      • Madison County
      • This Eaton is located in Madison County and lies 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km]<1> to the east of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Eaton.
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • This Eaton is located in Lorain County and lies 866 miles [1,393.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Eaton.
      • Preble County
      • This Eaton is located in Preble County and lies 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the east southeast of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preble County community of Eaton.
    • Quebec
      • This Eaton lies 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km]<1> to the east of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
    • Tennessee
      • Gibson County
      • This Eaton is located in Gibson County and lies 834 miles [1,342.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gibson County community of Eaton.
      • Loudon County
      • This Eaton is located in Loudon County and lies 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the southeast of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudon County community of Eaton.
    • Texas
      • Robertson County
      • This Eaton is located in Robertson County and lies 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km]<1> to the south of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robertson County community of Eaton.
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Eaton is located in Wood County and lies 973 miles [1,565.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Eaton that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Eaton.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Australia
      • Distance: 10,446 miles [16,811.2 km]<1> to the west northwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
    • England
      • - Chesire
      • Distance: 3,994 miles [6,427.7 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • - Chesire
      • Distance: 3,980 miles [6,405.2 km] to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • - Grantham
      • Distance: 4,054 miles [6,524.3 km] to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eaton ...

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.

  • Crete [Sargent County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crete have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crete
    • Crete [Sargent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Eaton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crete
  • Ellendale [Dickey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale
    • Ellendale [Dickey County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Eaton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellendale<4>
  • Frederick [Brown County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
    • Frederick [Brown County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Eaton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<4>
  • Frisby [Clark County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisby
    • Frisby [Clark County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Eaton
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Glover [Dickey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
      • Glover [Dickey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Eaton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
    • Harlem [Sargent County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlem
      • Harlem [Sargent County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Eaton
    • Keystone [Dickey County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Dickey County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Eaton
    • Kidder [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidder
      • Kidder [Marshall County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Eaton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 77 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kidder
    • Silverleaf [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverleaf
      • Silverleaf [Dickey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Eaton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverleaf

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Eaton once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Eaton and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Ellendale, which is the Seat of Dickey County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Eaton to Ellendale, with an average speed<6> 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 136 miles [218.9 km] to the west northwest (WNW). 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 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,323 miles [10,175.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,085 miles [11,402.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,018 miles [8,075.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eaton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9630, Longitude: -98.1759       In this case, the coordinates for Eaton 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 Eaton 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>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 Eaton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Eaton 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 321.846 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.337 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.141 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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