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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 Fargo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fargo 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 Fargo:
    • 46.876632, -96.817582
    • 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 Fargo
  • 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 Fargo ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Fargo.

Within North Dakota, the name Fargo is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Monroe County
      • This Fargo is located in Monroe County and lies 873 miles [1,405 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Fargo.
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Fargo [Fresno County].
    • Georgia
      • Clinch County
      • This Fargo is located in Clinch County and lies 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinch County community of Fargo.
    • Illinois
      • Brown County
      • This Fargo is located in Brown County and lies 562 miles [904.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Fargo.
    • Indiana
      • Benton County
      • This Fargo is located in Benton County and lies 646 miles [1,039.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Fargo.
      • Orange County
      • This Fargo is located in Orange County and lies 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the southeast of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Fargo.
    • Kansas
      • Graham 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 Fargo [Graham County].
      • Seward 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 Fargo [Seward County].
    • Michigan
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Fargo is located in Saint Clair County and lies 737 miles [1,186.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Fargo.
    • Missouri
      • Benton County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Benton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Fargo.
    • New York
      • Genesee County
      • This Fargo is located in Genesee County and lies 936 miles [1,506.3 km]<1> to the east of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Genesee County community of Fargo.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Fargo is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the east of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Fargo.
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Ashtabula County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Fargo.
      • Morrow County
      • This Fargo is located in Morrow County and lies 829 miles [1,334.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morrow County community of Fargo.
    • Oklahoma
      • Ellis County
      • This Fargo is located in Ellis County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellis County community of Fargo.
    • Ontario
      • This Fargo lies 787 miles [1,266.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • This Fargo is located in Marion County and lies 1,244 miles [2,002 km]<1> to the west of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Fargo.
    • Texas
      • Wilbarger County
      • This Fargo is located in Wilbarger County and lies 878 miles [1,413 km]<1> to the south of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilbarger County community of Fargo.
    • Wisconsin
      • Vernon County
      • This Fargo is located in Vernon County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Fargo that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Fargo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fargo ...

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 [Clay 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 [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Fargo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 108 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comstock
  • Durbin [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
    • Durbin [Cass County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Fargo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
  • Frontier [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frontier have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frontier
    • Frontier [Cass County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Fargo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier
  • Georgetown [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Fargo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Moorhead [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorhead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,652 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorhead<5>
    • Norman [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Cass County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Fargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Oxbow [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxbow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow
      • Oxbow [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxbow
    • Prairie Rose [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Rose
      • Prairie Rose [Cass County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 49 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Rose
    • Prosper [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prosper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosper
      • Prosper [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosper
    • Wild Rice [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Rice
      • Wild Rice [Cass County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Fargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Rice

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Fargo to Bismarck, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,233 miles [10,031 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,995 miles [11,257.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,927 miles [7,929.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Cass County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fargo: www.ci.fargo.nd.us/

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fargo) 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 Fargo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fargo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fargo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8766, Longitude: -96.8176       In this case, the coordinates for Fargo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Fargo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Fargo 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 Fargo 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 320.859 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.326 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.144 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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