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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 Zap, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Zap 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 Zap:
    • 47.286630, -101.924389
    • 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 Zap
  • 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 Zap ...

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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Zap
    • 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.<2>
  • Dodge [Dunn County]
  • Elbowoods [McLean County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbowoods
    • Elbowoods [McLean County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Zap
    • 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.<2>
  • Golden Valley [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
    • Golden Valley [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Zap
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden Valley<3>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Marshall [Dunn County]
    • Otter Creek [Oliver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Oliver County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Zap
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Creek
    • Red Butte [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Butte
      • Red Butte [Mercer County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Zap
      • 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.<2>
    • Twin Buttes [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Buttes
      • Twin Buttes [Dunn County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Zap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Stanton, which is the Seat of Mercer County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Zap to Stanton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 63 miles [101.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 78 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,356 miles [10,229 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,122 miles [11,461.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,082 miles [8,178.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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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- Zap) 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 Zap. 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 ZapOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2866, Longitude: -101.9244    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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 Zap 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 324.662 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.712 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.035 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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