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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 Hampden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hampden 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 Hampden:
    • 48.539451, -98.654846
    • 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 Hampden
  • 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 Hampden ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Hampden.

Within North Dakota, the name Hampden is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, ten are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marengo County
      • This Hampden is located in Marengo County and lies 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Hampden that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marengo County community of Hampden.
    • Kansas
      • Coffey 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 Hampden [Coffey County].
      • Neosho County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Hampden [Neosho County].
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Hampden is located in Penobscot County and lies 1,428 miles [2,298.1 km]<1> to the east of the Hampden that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Hampden.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore City
      • This Hampden is located in Baltimore City and lies 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hampden that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore City community of Hampden.
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • This Hampden is located in Hampden County and lies 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km]<1> to the east of the Hampden that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampden County community of Hampden.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Hampden lies 1,868 miles [3,006.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hampden that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
    • Ohio
      • Geauga 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 Ohio community of Hampden [Geauga County].
    • Ontario
      • This Hampden lies 896 miles [1,442 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hampden that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks 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 Pennsylvania community of Hampden [Berks County].
      • Cumberland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Hampden [Cumberland County].
    • Quebec
      • This Hampden lies 1,299 miles [2,090.5 km]<1> to the east of the Hampden that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
    • West Virginia
      • Mingo County
      • This Hampden is located in Mingo County and lies 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hampden that is located in Ramsey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mingo County community of Hampden.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hampden ...

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.

  • Clyde [Cavalier County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Cavalier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Hampden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Devils Lake [Ramsey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devils Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devils Lake
    • Devils Lake [Ramsey County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Hampden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,320 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devils Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Devils Lake<4>
  • Edinburg [Walsh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
    • Edinburg [Walsh County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Hampden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 181 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<4>
  • Grand Harbor [Ramsey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Harbor
    • Grand Harbor [Ramsey County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hampden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Harbor
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lakota [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakota
      • Lakota [Nelson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakota<4>
    • Mountain [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain
      • Mountain [Pembina County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain<4>
    • Rocklake [Towner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklake
      • Rocklake [Towner County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocklake<4>
    • Starkweather [Ramsey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkweather have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkweather
      • Starkweather [Ramsey County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkweather
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkweather<4>
    • Sweetwater [Ramsey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Ramsey County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Hampden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
    • Weaver [Cavalier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Cavalier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hampden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver

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 Hampden. 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 ...
    • Dorothy Foulger     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hannah (North Dakota) on Monday January 8, 1900 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Wednesday March 16, 1988 at the age of 88. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hannah is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Hampden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Foulger<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Devils Lake, which is the Seat of Ramsey County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hampden to Devils Lake, with an average speed<6> 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 154 miles [247.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 72 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,196 miles [9,971.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,961 miles [11,202.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,913 miles [7,906.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Ramsey County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hampden. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hampden) 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 Hampden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hampden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hampden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5395, Longitude: -98.6548       In this case, the coordinates for Hampden 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Hampden 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Hampden 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 322.219 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.079 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.804 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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