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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 Fingal, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fingal 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 Fingal:
    • 46.761922, -97.792881
    • 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 Fingal
  • 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 Fingal ...

We have found four communities that share the name Fingal.

Within North Dakota, the name Fingal is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Riverside County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Fingal [Riverside County].
    • Idaho
      • Bingham County
      • This Fingal is located in Bingham County and lies 778 miles [1,252.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Fingal that is located in Barnes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fingal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bingham County community of Fingal.
    • Kansas
      • Rush County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Fingal [Rush County].
    • Ontario
      • This Fingal lies 853 miles [1,372.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Fingal that is located in Barnes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fingal

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fingal ...

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.

  • Alice [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
    • Alice [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Fingal
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
  • Buffalo [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 northeast of Fingal
    • Estimated population in 2019: 184 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<4>
  • Cuba [Barnes County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
    • Cuba [Barnes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Fingal
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
  • Daily [Barnes County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daily have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daily
    • Daily [Barnes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Fingal
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daily
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Kathryn [Barnes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kathryn
      • Kathryn [Barnes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kathryn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kathryn<4>
    • Peak [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peak
      • Peak [Barnes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Fingal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peak
    • Tower City [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower City
      • Tower City [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tower City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tower City<4>
    • Valley City [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Barnes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley City<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Valley City, which is the Seat of Barnes County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Fingal to Valley City, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 140 miles [225.3 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 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,178 miles [1,895.8 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,268 miles [10,087.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,031 miles [11,315.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,967 miles [7,993.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Barnes County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Barnes County: www.co.barnes.nd.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fingal 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fingal) 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 Fingal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fingal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fingal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7619, Longitude: -97.7929       In this case, the coordinates for Fingal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Fingal to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 321.575 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.126 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.734 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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