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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 Essex, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Essex 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 Essex:
    • 48.122502, -98.745948
    • 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 Essex
  • 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 Essex ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Essex.

Within North Dakota, the name Essex is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 32 communities, 31 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • White 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 Arkansas community of Essex [White County].
    • California
      • Humboldt County
      • This Essex is located in Humboldt County and lies 1,333 miles [2,145.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Essex.
      • Nevada 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 Essex [Nevada County].
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Essex is located in San Bernardino County and lies 1,253 miles [2,016.5 km] to the southwest of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Essex.
    • Connecticut
      • Middlesex County
      • This Essex is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km]<2> to the east of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Essex.
    • Georgia
      • Oconee County
      • This Essex is located in Oconee County and lies 1,267 miles [2,039 km]<2> to the southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Essex.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Essex is located in Cook County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km]<2> to the southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Essex.
      • Kankakee County
      • This Essex is located in Kankakee County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km] to the southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kankakee County community of Essex.
      • Will County
      • This Essex is located in Will County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Essex.
    • Iowa
      • Page County
      • This Essex is located in Page County and lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Page County community of Essex.
    • Kansas
      • Finney 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 Essex [Finney County].
      • Shawnee 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 Kansas community of Essex [Shawnee County].
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Essex is located in Baltimore County and lies 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Essex.
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex County
      • This Essex is located in Essex County and lies 1,399 miles [2,251.5 km]<2> to the east of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Essex.
      • Suffolk 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 Massachusetts community of Essex [Suffolk County].
    • Michigan
      • Antrim 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 Michigan community of Essex [Antrim County].
    • Minnesota
      • Otter Tail 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 Essex [Otter Tail County].
    • Mississippi
      • Quitman County
      • This Essex is located in Quitman County and lies 1,047 miles [1,685 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Quitman County community of Essex.
    • Missouri
      • Stoddard County
      • This Essex is located in Stoddard County and lies 901 miles [1,450 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stoddard County community of Essex.
    • Montana
      • Flathead County
      • This Essex is located in Flathead County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<2> to the west of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Flathead County community of Essex.
    • Nevada
      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Washoe County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Essex.
    • New Jersey
      • Essex 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 New Jersey community of Essex [Essex County].
    • New York
      • Essex County
      • This Essex is located in Essex County and lies 1,235 miles [1,987.5 km]<2> to the east of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Essex.
    • North Carolina
      • Halifax County
      • This Essex is located in Halifax County and lies 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Essex.
      • Henderson County
      • This Essex is located in Henderson County and lies 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Essex.
    • Ohio
      • Fulton County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Fulton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Essex.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Essex is located in Lawrence County and lies 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km]<2> to the southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Essex.
      • Union County
      • This Essex is located in Union County and lies 924 miles [1,487 km] to the east southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Essex.
    • Ontario
      • This Essex lies 875 miles [1,408.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
    • Vermont
      • Chittenden 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 Vermont community of Essex [Chittenden County].
    • Washington
      • Thurston County
      • This Essex is located in Thurston County and lies 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km]<2> to the west of the Essex that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essex
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Thurston County community of Essex.
    • West Virginia
      • Boone 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 West Virginia community of Essex [Boone County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Essex ...

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.

  • Comstock [Benson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comstock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comstock
    • Comstock [Benson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Essex
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comstock
  • Devils Lake [Ramsey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devils Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devils Lake
    • Devils Lake [Ramsey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Essex
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,320 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devils Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Devils Lake<5>
  • Divide [Eddy County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Divide have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Divide
    • Divide [Eddy County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Essex
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Divide
  • Grand Harbor [Ramsey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Harbor
    • Grand Harbor [Ramsey County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Essex
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Harbor
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Harrisburg [Nelson County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Nelson County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Essex
    • Josephine [Benson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Josephine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Josephine
      • Josephine [Benson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Essex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Josephine
    • Keith [Ramsey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keith have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Ramsey County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Essex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Lakota [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakota
      • Lakota [Nelson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakota<5>
    • Michigan [Nelson County]
    • Michigan City [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan City
      • Michigan City [Nelson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan City
    • Starkweather [Ramsey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkweather have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkweather
      • Starkweather [Ramsey County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkweather
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkweather<5>
    • Sweetwater [Ramsey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Ramsey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Essex
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Devils Lake, which is the Seat of Ramsey County and lies just to the West.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Essex to Bismarck, with an average speed<6>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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,253 miles [2,016.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 49 days and walking would take 72 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,222 miles [10,013.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,986 miles [11,242.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,935 miles [7,942.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Ramsey County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Essex, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Essex) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Essex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1225, Longitude: -98.7459       In this case, the coordinates for Essex 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 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 Essex 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>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 Essex 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 322.287 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.105 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.962 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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