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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 Steward, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Steward 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 Steward:
    • 41.848399, -89.020255
    • 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 Steward
  • 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 Steward ...

We found one communities that share the name Steward.

Within Illinois, the name Steward is unique.

Beyond Illinois, there is another community also named Steward in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Allen 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 Ohio community of Steward [Allen County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Steward ...

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.

  • East Paw Paw
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Paw Paw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Paw Paw
    • East Paw Paw is located in Lee County
  • Flagg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flagg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flagg
    • Flagg is located in Ogle County
  • Flagg Center
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flagg Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flagg Center
    • Flagg Center is located in Ogle County
  • Hickory Ridge
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Ridge
    • Hickory Ridge is located in Ogle County
  • Hillcrest
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest is located in Ogle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,216 people
  • Kings
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings
    • Kings is located in Ogle County
  • Lee
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Malta
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
    • Malta is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,161 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta <3>
  • Paw Paw
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Twelvemile Corner
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twelvemile Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twelvemile Corner
    • Twelvemile Corner is located in Lee County

How Far From Steward to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Steward to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<4> beginning in Steward and extending to:

  • Dixon, which is the Seat of Lee County, lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Steward to Dixon, 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.
  • Springfield, which is the State Capital of Illinois, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,234 miles [10,032.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,975 miles [11,225.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,861 miles [7,823 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Steward 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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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- Steward) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steward. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8484, Longitude: -89.0203       In this case, the coordinates for Steward have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Steward 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 315.361 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.383 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.265 degrees.









 

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