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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 Fordville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fordville and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Fordville:
    • 48.216660, -97.794812
    • 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 Fordville
  • 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 Fordville ...

We have found six communities that share the name Fordville.

Within North Dakota, the name Fordville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Pinal County
      • This Fordville is located in Pinal County and lies 1,263 miles [2,032.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Fordville that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pinal County community of Fordville.
    • Florida
      • Sarasota County
      • This Fordville is located in Sarasota County and lies 1,661 miles [2,673.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Fordville that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sarasota County community of Fordville.
    • Michigan
      • Schoolcraft 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 Michigan community of Fordville [Schoolcraft County].
    • New Jersey
      • Cumberland County
      • This Fordville is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Fordville that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Fordville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • York County
      • This Fordville is located in York County and lies 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Fordville that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Fordville.
    • Tennessee
      • Unicoi County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Fordville [Unicoi County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fordville ...

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.

  • Edinburg [Walsh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
    • Edinburg [Walsh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Fordville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 181 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<5>
  • Forest River [Walsh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest River
    • Forest River [Walsh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Fordville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest River<5>
  • Honeyford [Grand Forks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honeyford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honeyford
    • Honeyford [Grand Forks County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Fordville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honeyford
  • Johnstown [Grand Forks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
    • Johnstown [Grand Forks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Fordville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Kellogg [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellogg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellogg
      • Kellogg [Walsh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Fordville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellogg
    • Kerry [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerry
      • Kerry [Walsh County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Fordville
    • Michigan [Nelson County]
    • Michigan City [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan City
      • Michigan City [Nelson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fordville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan City
    • Park River [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park River
      • Park River [Walsh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Fordville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park River<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Grafton, which is the Seat of Walsh County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Fordville to Grafton, 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 most of a day.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,215 miles [1,955.4 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 6,190 miles [9,961.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,954 miles [11,191.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,899 miles [7,884.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Walsh County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fordville. 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' (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- Fordville) 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 Fordville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fordville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fordville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2167, Longitude: -97.7948       In this case, the coordinates for Fordville 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 Fordville 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>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 Fordville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Fordville 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 321.58 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.313 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.376 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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