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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 Sterling, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sterling 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 Sterling:
    • 46.814386, -100.291756
    • 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 Sterling
  • 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 Sterling ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Sterling.

Within North Dakota, the name Sterling is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another 41 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 41 communities, 40 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Sterling [Cherokee County].
    • Alaska
      • This Sterling lies 2,202 miles [3,543.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Yavapai County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Sterling.
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Sterling [Chicot County].
    • Colorado
      • Logan County
      • This Sterling is located in Logan County and lies 451 miles [725.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Sterling.
    • Connecticut
      • Windham County
      • This Sterling is located in Windham County and lies 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km]<2> to the east of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Sterling.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Sterling is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Sterling.
      • Miami-Dade County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Sterling [Miami-Dade County].
    • Georgia
      • Glynn County
      • This Sterling is located in Glynn County and lies 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km]<2> to the southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glynn County community of Sterling.
    • Idaho
      • Bingham County
      • This Sterling is located in Bingham County and lies 660 miles [1,062.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bingham County community of Sterling.
    • Illinois
      • Whiteside County
      • This Sterling is located in Whiteside County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whiteside County community of Sterling.
    • Indiana
      • Fountain County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Sterling [Fountain County].
    • Iowa
      • Jackson County
      • This Sterling is located in Jackson County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Sterling.
    • Kansas
      • Logan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Sterling [Logan County].
      • Rice County
      • This Sterling is located in Rice County and lies 603 miles [970.4 km]<2> to the south of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rice County community of Sterling.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • This Sterling is located in Saint Mary Parish and lies 1,265 miles [2,035.8 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary Parish community of Sterling.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Sterling is located in Worcester County and lies 1,425 miles [2,293.3 km]<2> to the east of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Sterling.
    • Michigan
      • Arenac County
      • This Sterling is located in Arenac County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<2> to the east of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arenac County community of Sterling.
      • Macomb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Sterling [Macomb County].
    • Mississippi
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Sterling is located in Lauderdale County and lies 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Sterling.
    • Missouri
      • Howell County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Sterling [Howell County].
    • Montana
      • Madison County
      • This Sterling is located in Madison County and lies 554 miles [891.6 km]<2> to the west of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Sterling.
    • Nebraska
      • Johnson County
      • This Sterling is located in Johnson County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Sterling.
    • New York
      • Cayuga County
      • This Sterling is located in Cayuga County and lies 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km]<2> to the east of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cayuga County community of Sterling.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Sterling is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Sterling.
      • Robeson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Sterling [Robeson County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Sterling lies 1,896 miles [3,051.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
    • Ohio
      • Meigs County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Meigs County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Sterling.
      • Wayne County
      • This Sterling is located in Wayne County and lies 999 miles [1,607.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Sterling.
    • Oklahoma
      • Comanche County
      • This Sterling is located in Comanche County and lies 840 miles [1,351.8 km]<2> to the south of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Comanche County community of Sterling.
      • Woods County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Sterling [Woods County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Sterling is located in Clearfield County and lies 1,164 miles [1,873.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Sterling.
      • Wayne County
      • This Sterling is located in Wayne County and lies 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the east of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Sterling.
    • Tennessee
      • Claiborne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Sterling [Claiborne County].
    • Texas
      • Robertson County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Robertson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robertson County community of Sterling.
    • Utah
      • Sanpete County
      • This Sterling is located in Sanpete County and lies 778 miles [1,252.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sanpete County community of Sterling.
    • Virginia
      • Loudoun County
      • This Sterling is located in Loudoun County and lies 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of Sterling.
    • Washington
      • Skagit County
      • This Sterling is located in Skagit County and lies 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Sterling that is located in Burleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Skagit County community of Sterling.
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Sterling [Boone County].
      • Wetzel County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Sterling [Wetzel County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Clark County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Sterling [Clark County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sterling ...

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.

  • Apple Valley [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
    • Apple Valley [Burleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Sterling
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
  • Arena [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arena
    • Arena [Burleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Sterling
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arena
  • Arnold [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold [Burleigh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Sterling
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
  • Dana [Emmons County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana [Emmons County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Sterling
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hay Creek Court [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Creek Court
      • Hay Creek Court [Burleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Sterling
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay Creek Court have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Creek Court
    • Holiday Park [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Park
      • Holiday Park [Burleigh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Sterling
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Park
    • Huff [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff
      • Huff [Morton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Sterling
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huff
    • Lincoln [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Burleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Sterling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<5>
    • Pierce [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Burleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Sterling
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Wing [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wing
      • Wing [Burleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Sterling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wing<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bismarck, which is the Seat of Burleigh County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Sterling to Bismarck, with an average speed<6> 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,337 miles [10,198.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,050 miles [8,127.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Burleigh County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Burleigh County: www.co.burleigh.nd.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sterling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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- Sterling) 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 Sterling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SterlingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8144, Longitude: -100.2918    
<3>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 Sterling 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Sterling 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 323.427 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.246 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.174 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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