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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 Great Bend, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Great Bend 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 Great Bend:
    • 46.154403, -96.801467
    • 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 Great Bend
  • 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 Great Bend ...

We have found four communities that share the name Great Bend.

Within North Dakota, the name Great Bend is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Barton County
      • This Great Bend is located in Barton County and lies 547 miles [880.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Great Bend that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barton County community of Great Bend.
    • New York
      • Jefferson County
      • This Great Bend is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km]<1> to the east of the Great Bend that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Great Bend.
    • Ohio
      • Meigs County
      • This Great Bend is located in Meigs County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Great Bend that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Great Bend.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Susquehanna County
      • This Great Bend is located in Susquehanna County and lies 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km]<1> to the east of the Great Bend that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Susquehanna County community of Great Bend.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Great Bend ...

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.

  • Barney [Richland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barney
    • Barney [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Great Bend
    • Estimated population in 2019: 52 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barney<3>
  • Charlesville [Traverse County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlesville
    • Charlesville [Traverse County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Great Bend
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlesville
  • Childs [Wilkin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childs
    • Childs [Wilkin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Great Bend
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs
  • Christine [Richland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christine
    • Christine [Richland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Great Bend
    • Estimated population in 2019: 170 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christine<3>
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Diamond [Roberts County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
      • Diamond [Roberts County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Great Bend
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
    • Dwight [Richland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dwight
      • Dwight [Richland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Great Bend
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwight
    • Foxhome [Wilkin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxhome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxhome
      • Foxhome [Wilkin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Great Bend
      • Estimated population in 2019: 111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxhome
    • French [Otter Tail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French
      • French [Otter Tail County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Great Bend
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French
    • Hammer [Roberts County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammer
      • Hammer [Roberts County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Great Bend
      • Estimated population in 2014: 241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammer
    • Kent [Wilkin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [Wilkin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Great Bend
      • Estimated population in 2019: 74 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Ransom City [Sargent County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ransom City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ransom City
      • Ransom City [Sargent County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Great Bend

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Great Bend. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • George Putnam     (News anchor, talk show host)
      • News anchor, talk show host. He was born in Breckenridge (Minnesota) on Tueday July 14, 1914 and died in Chino (California) on Friday September 12, 2008 at the age of 94.
      • Breckenridge is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Great Bend.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Putnam<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wahpeton, which is the Seat of Richland County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Great Bend to Wahpeton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> 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).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,032 miles [11,316.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,960 miles [7,982.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Richland County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Great Bend. 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- Great Bend) 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 Great Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Great Bend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Great Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1544, Longitude: -96.8015       In this case, the coordinates for Great Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Great Bend 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 320.843 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.216 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.313 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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