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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 Emmet, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Emmet 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 Emmet:
    • 47.646391, -101.653499
    • 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 Emmet
  • 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 Emmet ...

We have found six communities that share the name Emmet.

Within North Dakota, the name Emmet is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Nevada County
      • This Emmet is located in Nevada County and lies 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Emmet that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Emmet.
    • Kansas
      • Wyandotte 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 Emmet [Wyandotte County].
    • Michigan
      • Marquette 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 Emmet [Marquette County].
    • Nebraska
      • Holt County
      • This Emmet is located in Holt County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Emmet that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Emmet.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Elk 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 Pennsylvania community of Emmet [Elk County].
    • South Dakota
      • Union County
      • This Emmet is located in Union County and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Emmet that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Emmet.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Emmet ...

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.

  • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] - Historic
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Beaver Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Emmet
  • Elbowoods [McLean County] - Historic
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Elbowoods. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbowoods
    • Elbowoods [McLean County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Emmet
  • Knife River Village [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knife River Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knife River Village
    • Knife River Village [Mercer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Emmet
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knife River Village
  • Lucky Mound [McLean County] - Historic
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lucky Mound. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Mound
    • Lucky Mound [McLean County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Emmet
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Pick City [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pick City
      • Pick City [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pick City
    • Prairie Junction [Mountrail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Junction
      • Prairie Junction [Mountrail County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Emmet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Junction
    • Red Butte [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Red Butte. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Butte
      • Red Butte [Mercer County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Emmet
    • Roseglen [McLean County]
    • Zap [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zap
      • Zap [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zap<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Washburn, which is the Seat of McLean County and lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Emmet to Washburn, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 78 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,328 miles [10,183.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,095 miles [11,418.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,055 miles [8,135.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About McLean County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McLean County: www.visitmcleancounty.com/

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- Emmet) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emmet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6464, Longitude: -101.6535       In this case, the coordinates for Emmet 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 Emmet 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Emmet 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 324.464 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.528 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.798 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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