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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 Erie, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Erie 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 Erie:
    • 47.115257, -97.387867
    • 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 Erie
  • 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 Erie ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Erie.

Within North Dakota, the name Erie is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 24 communities, 22 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Hale County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Erie [Hale County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Erie lies 927 miles [1,491.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
    • California
      • San Benito County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Erie [San Benito County].
    • Colorado
      • Weld County
      • This Erie is located in Weld County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weld County community of Erie.
    • Florida
      • Manatee County
      • This Erie is located in Manatee County and lies 1,572 miles [2,529.9 km]<2> to the southeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manatee County community of Erie.
    • Illinois
      • Whiteside County
      • This Erie is located in Whiteside County and lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whiteside County community of Erie.
    • Indiana
      • Lawrence County
      • This Erie is located in Lawrence County and lies 793 miles [1,276.2 km]<2> to the southeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Erie.
      • Miami County
      • This Erie is located in Miami County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the southeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami County community of Erie.
    • Kansas
      • Cowley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Erie [Cowley County].
      • Neosho County
      • This Erie is located in Neosho County and lies 668 miles [1,075 km]<2> to the south of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Neosho County community of Erie.
    • Michigan
      • Monroe County
      • This Erie is located in Monroe County and lies 775 miles [1,247.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Erie.
    • Minnesota
      • Becker County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Erie [Becker County].
      • Pennington County
      • This Erie is located in Pennington County and lies 101 miles [162.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pennington County community of Erie.
    • Missouri
      • Camden County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Camden County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Erie.
      • McDonald County
      • This Erie is located in McDonald County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDonald County community of Erie.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Erie is located in Clark County and lies 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Erie.
    • Ohio
      • Jackson County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Jackson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Erie.
    • Oklahoma
      • Kay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Erie [Kay County].
      • Kingfisher 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 Oklahoma community of Erie [Kingfisher County].
    • Ontario
      • This Erie lies 894 miles [1,438.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
    • Pennsylvania
      • Erie County
      • This Erie is located in Erie County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Erie.
    • South Carolina
      • Laurens County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Erie [Laurens County].
    • Tennessee
      • Loudon County
      • This Erie is located in Loudon County and lies 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km]<2> to the southeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudon County community of Erie.
    • West Virginia
      • Harrison County
      • This Erie is located in Harrison County and lies 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Erie that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Erie.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Erie ...

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.

  • Arthur [Cass County]
  • Buffalo [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Cass County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Erie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 184 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<4>
  • Erie Junction [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie Junction
    • Erie Junction [Cass County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Erie
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie Junction
  • Galesburg [Traill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
    • Galesburg [Traill County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Erie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 102 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenfield [Traill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Traill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Hunter [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
      • Hunter [Cass County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Erie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunter<4>
    • Magnolia [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Mason [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Cass County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
    • Page [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
      • Page [Cass County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Erie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Page<4>
    • Wheatland [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Erie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<4>

How Far From Erie to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Erie to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fargo, which is the Seat of Cass County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Erie to Fargo, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 160 miles [257.5 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,168 miles [1,879.7 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 6,237 miles [10,037.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,000 miles [11,265.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,936 miles [7,943.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cass County: www.co.cass.nd.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Erie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Erie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Erie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Erie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Erie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1153, Longitude: -97.3879       In this case, the coordinates for Erie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Erie 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.
<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 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.
<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 Erie 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 321.279 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.833 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.414 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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