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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 Eland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Eland 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 Eland:
    • 46.862232, -102.881845
    • 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 Eland
  • 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 Eland ...

We have found one communities that share the name Eland.

Within North Dakota, the name Eland is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, there is another community also named Eland in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Wisconsin
      • Shawano County
      • This Eland is located in Shawano County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km]<1> to the east of the Eland that is located in Stark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shawano County community of Eland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eland ...

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.

  • Fryburg [Billings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryburg
    • Fryburg [Billings County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Eland
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryburg
  • Havelock [Hettinger County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havelock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havelock
    • Havelock [Hettinger County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Eland
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havelock
  • Hebron [Morton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
    • Hebron [Morton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Eland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<3>
  • Killdeer [Dunn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killdeer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killdeer
    • Killdeer [Dunn County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Eland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,144 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killdeer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killdeer<3>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Marshall [Dunn County]
    • New England [Hettinger County]
    • Regent [Hettinger County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regent
      • Regent [Hettinger County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Regent<3>
    • Six Mile Corner [Billings County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Mile Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Mile Corner
      • Six Mile Corner [Billings County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Eland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile Corner

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Dickinson, which is the Seat of Stark County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Eland to Bismarck, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,410 miles [2,269.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 81 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,406 miles [10,309.5 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 7,172 miles [11,542.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,134 miles [8,262.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Stark County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Eland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8622, Longitude: -102.8818       In this case, the coordinates for Eland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Eland 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 325.375 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.481 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.688 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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