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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 Pillsbury, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pillsbury 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 Pillsbury:
    • 47.206931, -97.796490
    • 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 Pillsbury
  • 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 Pillsbury ...

We have found two communities that share the name Pillsbury.

Within North Dakota, the name Pillsbury is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Pillsbury [Harlan County].
    • Minnesota
      • Todd County
      • This Pillsbury is located in Todd County and lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pillsbury that is located in Barnes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pillsbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Todd County community of Pillsbury.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pillsbury ...

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.

  • Erie [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie [Cass County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Pillsbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<4>
  • Erie Junction [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie Junction
    • Erie Junction [Cass County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Pillsbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie Junction
  • Galesburg [Traill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
    • Galesburg [Traill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Pillsbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<4>
  • Hope [Steele County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope [Steele County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Pillsbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<4>
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    • Karnak [Griggs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Karnak
      • Karnak [Griggs County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Pillsbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karnak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Karnak
    • Page [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
      • Page [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Pillsbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Page<4>
    • Peak [Barnes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peak
      • Peak [Barnes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Pillsbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peak
    • Rogers [Barnes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Barnes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Pillsbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogers<4>
    • Tower City [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower City
      • Tower City [Cass County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Pillsbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tower City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tower City<4>
    • Valley City [Barnes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Barnes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Pillsbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley City<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Valley City, which is the Seat of Barnes County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pillsbury to Valley City, with an average speed<5> 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 142 miles [228.5 km] to the west (W). 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 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,189 miles [1,913.5 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,244 miles [10,048.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,007 miles [11,276.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,946 miles [7,959.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Dakota

About Barnes County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Barnes County: www.co.barnes.nd.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Pillsbury 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.
<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 from Point A (ie- Pillsbury) 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 Pillsbury. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PillsburyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pillsbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2069, Longitude: -97.7965       In this case, the coordinates for Pillsbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Pillsbury 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 321.58 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.188 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.629 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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