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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 Garrison, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Garrison 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 Garrison:
    • 47.653611, -101.423772
    • 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 Garrison
  • 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 Garrison ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Garrison.

Within North Dakota, the name Garrison is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Hamilton County
      • This Garrison is located in Hamilton County and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Garrison.
    • Iowa
      • Benton County
      • This Garrison is located in Benton County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Garrison.
    • Kansas
      • Pottawatomie 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 Garrison [Pottawatomie County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lewis County
      • This Garrison is located in Lewis County and lies 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Garrison.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Garrison is located in Baltimore County and lies 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Garrison.
    • Minnesota
      • Crow Wing County
      • This Garrison is located in Crow Wing County and lies 369 miles [593.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crow Wing County community of Garrison.
    • Missouri
      • Christian County
      • This Garrison is located in Christian County and lies 860 miles [1,384 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Christian County community of Garrison.
    • Montana
      • Cascade 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 Montana community of Garrison [Cascade County].
      • Powell County
      • This Garrison is located in Powell County and lies 540 miles [869 km]<1> to the west of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Powell County community of Garrison.
    • Nebraska
      • Butler County
      • This Garrison is located in Butler County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Garrison.
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt 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 New Mexico community of Garrison [Roosevelt County].
      • Sandoval County
      • This Garrison is located in Sandoval County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sandoval County community of Garrison.
    • New York
      • Putnam County
      • This Garrison is located in Putnam County and lies 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km]<1> to the east of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Garrison.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg 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 Garrison [Mecklenburg County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Greene County
      • This Garrison is located in Greene County and lies 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Garrison.
    • Texas
      • Nacogdoches County
      • This Garrison is located in Nacogdoches County and lies 1,152 miles [1,854 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nacogdoches County community of Garrison.
    • Utah
      • Millard County
      • This Garrison is located in Millard County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Millard County community of Garrison.
    • Washington
      • Whitman 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 Washington community of Garrison [Whitman County].
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • This Garrison is located in Boone County and lies 1,203 miles [1,936 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Garrison that is located in McLean County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Garrison.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Garrison ...

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.

  • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] - Historic
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Beaver Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Garrison
  • Center [Oliver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Oliver County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Garrison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center<5>
  • Emmet [McLean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
    • Emmet [McLean County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Garrison
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
  • Knife River Village [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knife River Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knife River Village
    • Knife River Village [Mercer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Garrison
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knife River Village
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Pick City [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pick City
      • Pick City [Mercer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Garrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pick City
    • Roseglen [McLean County]
    • Turtle Lake [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [McLean County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Garrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turtle Lake<5>
    • Voltaire [McHenry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voltaire have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voltaire
      • Voltaire [McHenry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Garrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voltaire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Voltaire<5>
    • Zap [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zap
      • Zap [Mercer County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Garrison
      • Estimated population in 2019: 217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zap<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Washburn, which is the Seat of McLean County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Garrison to Washburn, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 78 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,322 miles [10,174.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,088 miles [11,407 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,047 miles [8,122.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Dakota

About McLean County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McLean County: www.visitmcleancounty.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Garrison) 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 Garrison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Garrison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garrison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6536, Longitude: -101.4238       In this case, the coordinates for Garrison 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 Garrison 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 Garrison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Garrison to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 324.291 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.331 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.66 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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