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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 Finley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Finley 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 Finley:
    • 47.511380, -97.837314
    • 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 Finley
  • 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 Finley ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Finley.

Within North Dakota, the name Finley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Chambers County
      • This Finley is located in Chambers County and lies 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Finley that is located in Steele County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chambers County community of Finley.
    • California
      • Lake County
      • This Finley is located in Lake County and lies 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Finley that is located in Steele County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Finley.
    • Kansas
      • Linn 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 Finley [Linn County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clay 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 Kentucky community of Finley [Clay County].
      • Taylor County
      • This Finley is located in Taylor County and lies 939 miles [1,511.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Finley that is located in Steele County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Finley.
    • New Jersey
      • Cumberland County
      • This Finley is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Finley that is located in Steele County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Finley.
    • North Carolina
      • Caldwell County
      • This Finley is located in Caldwell County and lies 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Finley that is located in Steele County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of Finley.
    • Oklahoma
      • Pushmataha County
      • This Finley is located in Pushmataha County and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<1> to the south of the Finley that is located in Steele County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pushmataha County community of Finley.
    • Tennessee
      • Dyer County
      • This Finley is located in Dyer County and lies 900 miles [1,448.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Finley that is located in Steele County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dyer County community of Finley.
    • Texas
      • Fannin County
      • This Finley is located in Fannin County and lies 954 miles [1,535.3 km]<1> to the south of the Finley that is located in Steele County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fannin County community of Finley.
    • Washington
      • Benton County
      • This Finley is located in Benton County and lies 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km]<1> to the west of the Finley that is located in Steele County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Finley.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Finley [Kanawha County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Juneau County
      • This Finley is located in Juneau County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Finley that is located in Steele County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juneau County community of Finley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Finley ...

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.

  • Galesburg [Traill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
    • Galesburg [Traill County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Finley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 102 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<4>
  • Hope [Steele County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope [Steele County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Finley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<4>
  • Jessie [Griggs County]
  • Karnak [Griggs County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karnak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Karnak
    • Karnak [Griggs County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Finley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Karnak
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Mayville [Traill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
      • Mayville [Traill County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Finley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayville<4>
    • Murray [Traill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Traill County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Finley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Page [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
      • Page [Cass County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Finley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Page<4>
    • Pillsbury [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pillsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pillsbury
      • Pillsbury [Barnes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Finley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pillsbury
    • Roseville [Traill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Traill County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Finley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 145 miles [233.4 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Finley to Bismarck, with an average speed<5>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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,229 miles [10,024.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,992 miles [11,252.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,933 miles [7,938.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Finley) 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 Finley. 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 Finley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Finley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5114, Longitude: -97.8373       In this case, the coordinates for Finley 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 Finley 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>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 Finley 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 321.612 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.261 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.578 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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