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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 Galesburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Galesburg 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 Galesburg:
    • 47.270540, -97.408699
    • 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 Galesburg
  • 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 Galesburg ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Galesburg.

Within North Dakota, the name Galesburg 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 ...
    • Illinois
      • Knox County
      • This Galesburg is located in Knox County and lies 558 miles [898 km]<1> to the southeast of the Galesburg that is located in Traill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Galesburg.
    • Iowa
      • Jasper County
      • This Galesburg is located in Jasper County and lies 451 miles [725.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Galesburg that is located in Traill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Galesburg.
    • Kansas
      • Neosho County
      • This Galesburg is located in Neosho County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the south of the Galesburg that is located in Traill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Neosho County community of Galesburg.
    • Michigan
      • Kalamazoo County
      • This Galesburg is located in Kalamazoo County and lies 679 miles [1,092.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Galesburg that is located in Traill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kalamazoo County community of Galesburg.
    • Missouri
      • Jasper County
      • This Galesburg is located in Jasper County and lies 706 miles [1,136.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Galesburg that is located in Traill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Galesburg.
      • Putnam County
      • This Galesburg is located in Putnam County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km] to the south southeast of the Galesburg that is located in Traill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Galesburg.
    • Ontario
      • This Galesburg lies 941 miles [1,514.4 km]<1> to the east of the Galesburg that is located in Traill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
    • Wisconsin
      • Shawano 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 Wisconsin community of Galesburg [Shawano County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Galesburg ...

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.

  • Arthur [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Galesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 332 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arthur<3>
  • Erie [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie [Cass County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Galesburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<3>
  • Erie Junction [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie Junction
    • Erie Junction [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Galesburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie Junction
  • Greenfield [Traill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Traill County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Galesburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hope [Steele County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Steele County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Galesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<3>
    • Hunter [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
      • Hunter [Cass County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Galesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunter<3>
    • Mason [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Galesburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
    • Murray [Traill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Traill County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Galesburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Page [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
      • Page [Cass County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Galesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Page<3>
    • Roseville [Traill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Traill County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Galesburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hillsboro, which is the Seat of Traill County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Galesburg to Hillsboro, with an average speed<5> 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 five to six hours.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,229 miles [10,024.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,992 miles [11,252.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,930 miles [7,934.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Traill County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Galesburg. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Galesburg) 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 Galesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Galesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Galesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2705, Longitude: -97.4087       In this case, the coordinates for Galesburg 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 Galesburg 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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 Galesburg 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 321.295 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.871 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.388 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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