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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 Frontier, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Frontier 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 Frontier:
    • 46.800521, -96.833139
    • 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 Frontier
  • 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 Frontier ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Frontier.

Within North Dakota, the name Frontier is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Collier 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 Florida community of Frontier [Collier County].
    • Kansas
      • Sedgwick 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 Frontier [Sedgwick County].
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • This Frontier is located in Hillsdale County and lies 695 miles [1,118.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Frontier that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Frontier.
    • Minnesota
      • Koochiching County
      • This Frontier is located in Koochiching County and lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Frontier that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Koochiching County community of Frontier.
    • New York
      • Clinton 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 New York community of Frontier [Clinton County].
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Frontier lies 566 miles [910.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Frontier that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier
    • Washington
      • Stevens County
      • This Frontier is located in Stevens County and lies 980 miles [1,577.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Frontier that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stevens County community of Frontier.
    • Wyoming
      • Lincoln County
      • This Frontier is located in Lincoln County and lies 758 miles [1,219.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Frontier that is located in Cass County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Frontier.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Frontier ...

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.

  • Comstock [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comstock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comstock
    • Comstock [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Frontier
    • Estimated population in 2019: 108 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comstock
  • Durbin [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
    • Durbin [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Frontier
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
  • Fargo [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fargo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fargo
    • Fargo [Cass County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Frontier
    • Estimated population in 2019: 124,662 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fargo<4>
  • Kindred [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kindred have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kindred
    • Kindred [Cass County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Frontier
    • Estimated population in 2019: 781 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kindred
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kindred<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Moorhead [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorhead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Frontier
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,652 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorhead<4>
    • Norman [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Frontier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Oxbow [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxbow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow
      • Oxbow [Cass County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Frontier
      • Estimated population in 2019: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxbow
    • Prairie Rose [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Rose
      • Prairie Rose [Cass County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Frontier
      • Estimated population in 2019: 49 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Rose
    • Prosper [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prosper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosper
      • Prosper [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Frontier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosper
    • Wild Rice [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Rice
      • Wild Rice [Cass County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Frontier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Rice

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fargo, which is the Seat of Cass County and lies just to the North.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 185 miles [297.7 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Frontier to Bismarck, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,238 miles [10,039.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,999 miles [11,263.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,931 miles [7,935.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Cass County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cass County: www.co.cass.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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Frontier 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Frontier) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Frontier. 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 Frontier

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frontier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8005, Longitude: -96.8331       In this case, the coordinates for Frontier 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 Frontier 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 320.871 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.329 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.172 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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