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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 Ekre, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ekre 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 Ekre:
    • 46.789179, -103.969927
    • 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 Ekre
  • 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 Ekre ...

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.

  • Alpha [Golden Valley County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
    • Alpha [Golden Valley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Ekre
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
  • Cabin Creek [Fallon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabin Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
    • Cabin Creek [Fallon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Ekre
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
  • Mound [Slope County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
    • Mound [Slope County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Ekre
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound
  • Rider [Golden Valley County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rider have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rider
    • Rider [Golden Valley County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Ekre
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rider
  • Sentinel Butte [Golden Valley County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel Butte
    • Sentinel Butte [Golden Valley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Ekre
    • Estimated population in 2019: 63 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel Butte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sentinel Butte<3>
  • Three V Crossing [Slope County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three V Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three V Crossing
    • Three V Crossing [Slope County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Ekre
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three V Crossing

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Beach, which is the Seat of Golden Valley County and lies just to the North.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 151 miles [243 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Ekre to Bismarck, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,459 miles [2,348 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 57 days and walking would take 83 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,439 miles [10,362.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ekre. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ekre) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ekre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7892, Longitude: -103.9699       In this case, the coordinates for Ekre have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Ekre 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 326.199 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.417 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.349 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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