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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 Gilby, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gilby 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 Gilby:
    • 48.083878, -97.468694
    • 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 Gilby
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gilby ...

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.

  • Fordville [Walsh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordville
    • Fordville [Walsh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gilby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordville<3>
  • Forest River [Walsh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest River have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest River
    • Forest River [Walsh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Gilby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest River<3>
  • Honeyford [Grand Forks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honeyford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honeyford
    • Honeyford [Grand Forks County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Gilby
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honeyford
  • Johnstown [Grand Forks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
    • Johnstown [Grand Forks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Gilby
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
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    • Kellogg [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellogg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellogg
      • Kellogg [Walsh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Gilby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellogg
    • Kelly [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Grand Forks County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Gilby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • Oslo [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oslo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oslo
      • Oslo [Marshall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Gilby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oslo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oslo<3>
    • Poland [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland
      • Poland [Walsh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Gilby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poland

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Grand Forks, which is the Seat of Grand Forks County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Gilby to Grand Forks, with an average speed<4> 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 most of a day.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,187 miles [9,957 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,951 miles [11,186.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,894 miles [7,876.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Grand Forks County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grand Forks County: www.grandforkscountygov.com/

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Gilby) 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 Gilby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gilby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0839, Longitude: -97.4687       In this case, the coordinates for Gilby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Gilby to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 321.338 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.023 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.217 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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