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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 Funston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Funston 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 Funston:
    • 47.996217, -100.262261
    • 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 Funston
  • 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 Funston ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Funston.

Within North Dakota, the name Funston is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Faulkner County
      • This Funston is located in Faulkner County and lies 984 miles [1,583.6 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Funston that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Faulkner County community of Funston.
    • Colorado
      • Garfield County
      • This Funston is located in Garfield County and lies 680 miles [1,094.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Funston that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of Funston.
    • Georgia
      • Colquitt County
      • This Funston is located in Colquitt County and lies 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Funston that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colquitt County community of Funston.
    • Kansas
      • Allen 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 Funston [Allen County].
      • Geary County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Funston [Geary County].
    • Kentucky
      • McCreary County
      • This Funston is located in McCreary County and lies 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Funston that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCreary County community of Funston.
    • Louisiana
      • De Soto Parish
      • This Funston is located in De Soto Parish and lies 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Funston that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the De Soto Parish community of Funston.
    • North Carolina
      • Brunswick County
      • This Funston is located in Brunswick County and lies 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Funston that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brunswick County community of Funston.
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clermont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Funston.
    • Texas
      • Jones County
      • This Funston is located in Jones County and lies 1,052 miles [1,693 km]<1> to the south of the Funston that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Funston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Funston ...

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.

  • Hamberg [Wells County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamberg
    • Hamberg [Wells County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Funston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamberg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamberg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamberg<5>
  • Harvey [Wells County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey [Wells County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Funston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,587 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvey<5>
  • Lincoln Valley [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Valley
    • Lincoln Valley [Sheridan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Funston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Valley
  • Martin [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin [Sheridan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Funston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<5>
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Rugby [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rugby
      • Rugby [Pierce County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Funston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,566 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rugby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rugby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rugby<5>
    • Towner [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towner
      • Towner [McHenry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Funston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Towner<5>
    • Voltaire [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voltaire
      • Voltaire [McHenry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Funston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voltaire have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voltaire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Voltaire<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Towner, which is the Seat of McHenry County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Funston to Towner, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 85 miles [136.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 52 days and walking would take 75 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,271 miles [10,092.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,037 miles [11,325 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,992 miles [8,033.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About McHenry County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Funston. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Funston) 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 Funston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FunstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Funston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9962, Longitude: -100.2623    
<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 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 Funston 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 Funston, 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 Funston 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 323.421 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.38 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.892 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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