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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 Grenora, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grenora 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 Grenora:
    • 48.619141, -103.935744
    • 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 Grenora
  • 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 Grenora ...

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.

  • Antelope [Sheridan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope [Sheridan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Grenora
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<3>
  • Comertown [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comertown
    • Comertown [Sheridan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Grenora
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comertown
  • Hanks [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
    • Hanks [Williams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Grenora
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks
  • Homestead [Sheridan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestead have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead
    • Homestead [Sheridan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Grenora
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medicine Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Lake
      • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Grenora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Lake<3>
    • Plentywood [Sheridan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plentywood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plentywood
      • Plentywood [Sheridan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Grenora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plentywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plentywood<3>
    • Reserve [Sheridan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reserve have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve
      • Reserve [Sheridan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Grenora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve<3>
    • Rock Crossing [Sheridan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Crossing
      • Rock Crossing [Sheridan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Grenora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Crossing

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Williston, which is the Seat of Williams County and lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Grenora to Williston, with an average speed<4> 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 about two full days.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 85 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,333 miles [10,192 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,101 miles [11,428 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,081 miles [8,177.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Dakota

About Williams County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grenora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6191, Longitude: -103.9357    
<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 Grenora 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 326.217 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.638 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.971 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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