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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 Genoa, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Genoa 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 Genoa:
    • 48.193566, -100.993975
    • 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 Genoa
  • 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 Genoa ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Genoa.

Within North Dakota, the name Genoa is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Miller County
      • This Genoa is located in Miller County and lies 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miller County community of Genoa.
    • Colorado
      • Lincoln County
      • This Genoa is located in Lincoln County and lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Genoa.
    • Florida
      • Hamilton County
      • This Genoa is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Genoa.
    • Illinois
      • DeKalb County
      • This Genoa is located in DeKalb County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Genoa.
    • Iowa
      • Wayne County
      • This Genoa is located in Wayne County and lies 651 miles [1,047.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Genoa.
    • Michigan
      • Livingston 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 Genoa [Livingston County].
    • Minnesota
      • Olmsted County
      • This Genoa is located in Olmsted County and lies 489 miles [787 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Olmsted County community of Genoa.
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Genoa is located in Saint Louis County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km] to the east of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Genoa.
    • Nebraska
      • Nance County
      • This Genoa is located in Nance County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nance County community of Genoa.
    • Nevada
      • Douglas County
      • This Genoa is located in Douglas County and lies 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Genoa.
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex 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 New Jersey community of Genoa [Middlesex County].
    • New York
      • Cayuga County
      • This Genoa is located in Cayuga County and lies 1,238 miles [1,992.4 km]<1> to the east of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cayuga County community of Genoa.
    • North Carolina
      • Wayne County
      • This Genoa is located in Wayne County and lies 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Genoa.
    • Ohio
      • Delaware County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Delaware County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Genoa.
      • Ottawa County
      • This Genoa is located in Ottawa County and lies 975 miles [1,569.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Genoa.
      • Stark County
      • This Genoa is located in Stark County and lies 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the east southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Genoa.
    • South Carolina
      • Marlboro County
      • This Genoa is located in Marlboro County and lies 1,448 miles [2,330.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marlboro County community of Genoa.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Genoa is located in Harris County and lies 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Genoa.
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham County
      • This Genoa is located in Rockingham County and lies 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Genoa.
    • West Virginia
      • Wayne County
      • This Genoa is located in Wayne County and lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Genoa.
    • Wisconsin
      • Vernon County
      • This Genoa is located in Vernon County and lies 566 miles [910.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Genoa that is located in McHenry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Genoa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Genoa ...

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.

  • Forfar [Bottineau County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forfar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forfar
    • Forfar [Bottineau County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Genoa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forfar
  • Glenburn [Renville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenburn
    • Glenburn [Renville County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Genoa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 430 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenburn<5>
  • Kramer [Bottineau County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kramer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kramer
    • Kramer [Bottineau County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Genoa
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kramer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kramer<5>
  • Lonetree [Ward County]
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    • Maxbass [Bottineau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxbass
      • Maxbass [Bottineau County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Genoa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 79 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxbass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxbass<5>
    • Rising [McHenry County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising
      • Rising [McHenry County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Genoa
    • Towner [McHenry County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Towner
      • Towner [McHenry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Genoa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 526 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Towner<5>
    • Voltaire [McHenry County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Voltaire
      • Voltaire [McHenry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Genoa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voltaire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Voltaire<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Towner, which is the Seat of McHenry County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Genoa 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 just over a day.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 77 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,280 miles [10,106.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,046 miles [11,339.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,007 miles [8,058 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 Genoa. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Genoa) 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 Genoa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Genoa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Genoa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1936, Longitude: -100.9940    
<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 Genoa 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 Genoa, 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 Genoa 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 323.974 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.032 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.284 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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