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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 Twin Buttes, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Twin Buttes 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 Twin Buttes:
    • 47.516549, -102.246189
    • 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 Twin Buttes
  • 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 Twin Buttes ...

We have found five communities that share the name Twin Buttes.

Within North Dakota, the name Twin Buttes is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Navajo County
      • This Twin Buttes is located in Navajo County and lies 922 miles [1,483.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Twin Buttes that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Navajo County community of Twin Buttes.
      • Pima County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Twin Buttes [Pima County].
    • California
      • Tulare County
      • This Twin Buttes is located in Tulare County and lies 1,152 miles [1,854 km]<1> to the southwest of the Twin Buttes that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Twin Buttes.
    • New Mexico
      • McKinley County
      • This Twin Buttes is located in McKinley County and lies 896 miles [1,442 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Twin Buttes that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKinley County community of Twin Buttes.
    • Oregon
      • Linn 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 Oregon community of Twin Buttes [Linn County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Twin Buttes ...

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.

  • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Twin Buttes
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Beaver Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Charging Eagle [McLean County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charging Eagle
    • Charging Eagle [McLean County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Twin Buttes
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Charging Eagle. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Dodge [Dunn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
    • Dodge [Dunn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Twin Buttes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<5>
  • Elbowoods [McLean County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbowoods
    • Elbowoods [McLean County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Twin Buttes
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Elbowoods. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Golden Valley [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
      • Golden Valley [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Twin Buttes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden Valley<5>
    • Independance [Dunn County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independance
      • Independance [Dunn County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Twin Buttes
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Independance. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Lucky Mound [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Mound
      • Lucky Mound [McLean County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Twin Buttes
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lucky Mound. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Red Butte [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Butte
      • Red Butte [Mercer County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Twin Buttes
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Red Butte. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Shell Creek [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
      • Shell Creek [McLean County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Twin Buttes
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Shell Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Zap [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zap
      • Zap [Mercer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Twin Buttes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zap<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Manning, which is the Seat of Dunn County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Twin Buttes to Manning, with an average speed<7> 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 85 miles [136.8 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 80 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,352 miles [10,222.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,118 miles [11,455.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,081 miles [8,177.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Twin Buttes. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Twin Buttes) 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 Twin Buttes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Twin ButtesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Buttes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5165, Longitude: -102.2462    
<2>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 Twin Buttes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Twin Buttes 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Twin Buttes to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 324.91 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.022 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.179 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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