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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 Edmunds, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Edmunds 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 Edmunds:
    • 47.247219, -98.968167
    • 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 Edmunds
  • 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 Edmunds ...

We have found four communities that share the name Edmunds.

Within North Dakota, the name Edmunds is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Hancock County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Edmunds [Hancock County].
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Edmunds is located in Washington County and lies 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km]<2> to the east of the Edmunds that is located in Stutsman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmunds
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Edmunds.
    • Ohio
      • Scioto County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Edmunds [Scioto County].
    • Tennessee
      • Gibson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Edmunds [Gibson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edmunds ...

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.

  • Bloom [Stutsman County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloom
    • Bloom [Stutsman County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Edmunds
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloom
  • Dover [Wells County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Wells County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Edmunds
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Fried [Stutsman County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fried have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fried
    • Fried [Stutsman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Edmunds
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fried
  • Frontier Village [Stutsman County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frontier Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frontier Village
    • Frontier Village [Stutsman County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Edmunds
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier Village
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grace City [Foster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace City
      • Grace City [Foster County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Edmunds
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grace City<4>
    • Homer [Stutsman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [Stutsman County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Edmunds
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
    • Jamestown [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Stutsman County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Edmunds
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,084 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<4>
    • Jamestown Junction [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown Junction
      • Jamestown Junction [Stutsman County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Edmunds
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown Junction
    • Spiritwood [Stutsman County]
    • Spiritwood Lake [Stutsman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spiritwood Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiritwood Lake
      • Spiritwood Lake [Stutsman County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Edmunds
      • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiritwood Lake

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 Edmunds. 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 ...
    • Tom Hatten     (Radio & TV Personality)
      • Radio & TV Personality. He was born in Jamestown (North Dakota) on Sunday March 14, 1926 and died in Freeland (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the age of 93. He is buried at St. Ann's Parish Cemetery (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania).
      • Jamestown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Edmunds.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Hatten<5>
    • Louis L'Amour     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Jamestown (North Dakota) on Sunday March 22, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday June 10, 1988 at the age of 80. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jamestown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Edmunds.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis L'Amour<5>
    • Peggy Lee     (Singer, songwriter, actress)
      • Singer, songwriter, actress. She was born in Jamestown (North Dakota) on Wednesday May 26, 1920 and died in Bel Air (California) on Monday January 21, 2002 at the age of 81. She is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jamestown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Edmunds.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Lee<5>
    • Floyd Roberts     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Jamestown (North Dakota) on Monday February 12, 1900 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday May 30, 1939 at the age of 39. He is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jamestown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Edmunds.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Floyd Roberts<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jamestown, which is the Seat of Stutsman County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Edmunds to Jamestown, with an average speed<6> 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 90 miles [144.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,241 miles [1,997.2 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,276 miles [10,100.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,040 miles [11,329.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,984 miles [8,021 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Dakota

About Stutsman County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Edmunds 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edmunds) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edmunds. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2472, Longitude: -98.9682       In this case, the coordinates for Edmunds have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<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 Edmunds 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 322.448 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.181 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.302 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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