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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 Forbes, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Forbes 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 Forbes:
    • 45.942196, -98.783159
    • 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 Forbes
  • 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 Forbes ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Forbes.

Within North Dakota, the name Forbes is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Marin 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 California community of Forbes [Marin County].
    • Colorado
      • Las Animas 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 Colorado community of Forbes [Las Animas County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lawrence 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 Forbes [Lawrence County].
    • Maine
      • Waldo 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 Maine community of Forbes [Waldo County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Suffolk 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 Massachusetts community of Forbes [Suffolk County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Forbes is located in Saint Louis County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Forbes that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forbes
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Forbes.
    • Missouri
      • Holt County
      • This Forbes is located in Holt County and lies 456 miles [733.9 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Forbes that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forbes
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Forbes.
    • North Carolina
      • Mitchell 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 North Carolina community of Forbes [Mitchell County].
    • Ontario
      • This Forbes lies 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km]<3> to the east of the Forbes that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forbes
    • Texas
      • Jasper County
      • This Forbes is located in Jasper County and lies 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Forbes that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forbes
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Forbes.
    • Virginia
      • Buckingham 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 Virginia community of Forbes [Buckingham County].
      • Rockbridge 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 Virginia community of Forbes [Rockbridge County].
    • Washington
      • Mason County
      • This Forbes is located in Mason County and lies 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Forbes that is located in Dickey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forbes
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Forbes.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Forbes ...

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.

  • Bath [Brown County]
  • Berlin [LaMoure County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [LaMoure County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Forbes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<4>
  • Ellendale [Dickey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale
    • Ellendale [Dickey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of Forbes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellendale<4>
  • Frederick [Brown County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
    • Frederick [Brown County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Forbes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<4>
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Keystone [Dickey County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Dickey County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Forbes
    • Long Lake [McPherson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake [McPherson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the west of Forbes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Silverleaf [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverleaf
      • Silverleaf [Dickey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Forbes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverleaf

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ellendale, which is the Seat of Dickey County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Forbes to Ellendale, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 111 miles [178.6 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 69 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,342 miles [10,206.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,104 miles [11,432.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,040 miles [8,111.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forbes. 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 Forbes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Forbes 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>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 from Point A (ie- Forbes) 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 Forbes. 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 Forbes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forbes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9422, Longitude: -98.7832       In this case, the coordinates for Forbes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Forbes 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 322.292 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.844 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.492 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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