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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 Fleece, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fleece 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 Fleece:
    • 48.760264, -97.206737
    • 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 Fleece
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fleece ...

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.

  • Cavalier [Pembina County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavalier have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavalier
    • Cavalier [Pembina County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Fleece
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,238 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavalier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cavalier<3>
  • Crystal [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
    • Crystal [Pembina County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Fleece
    • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal<3>
  • Edenburg - Historic
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Edenburg. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenburg
    • Edenburg was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Fleece
  • Humboldt [Kittson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt
    • Humboldt [Kittson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Fleece
    • Estimated population in 2019: 42 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Kennedy [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Kittson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Fleece
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennedy<3>
    • Orleans [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orleans
      • Orleans [Kittson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Fleece
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orleans
    • Robbin [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbin
      • Robbin [Kittson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Fleece
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbin
    • Sultan [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sultan have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sultan
      • Sultan [Kittson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Fleece
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sultan

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Fleece. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Harold Lang 'Hal' Winkler     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Gretna (Manitoba) on Tueday March 20, 1894 and died in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Wednesday May 30, 1956 at the age of 62. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Manitoba).
      • Gretna is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Fleece.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Lang 'Hal' Winkler<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cavalier, which is the Seat of Pembina County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Fleece to Cavalier, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 213 miles [342.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,207 miles [1,942.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 69 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,143 miles [9,886.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,908 miles [11,117.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,854 miles [7,811.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Pembina County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fleece) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fleece. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.7603, Longitude: -97.2067       In this case, the coordinates for Fleece have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Fleece 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 321.139 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.882 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.886 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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