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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 Pence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pence 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 Pence:
    • 38.655951, -101.073490
    • 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 Pence
  • 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 Pence ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Pence.

Within Kansas, the name Pence is unique.

Beyond Kansas, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Morgan County
      • This Pence is located in Morgan County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Pence that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Pence.
    • Indiana
      • Warren County
      • This Pence is located in Warren County and lies 731 miles [1,176.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Pence that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Pence.
    • Kentucky
      • Lewis County
      • This Pence is located in Lewis County and lies 944 miles [1,519.2 km]<1> to the east of the Pence that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Pence.
      • Wolfe County
      • This Pence is located in Wolfe County and lies 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the east of the Pence that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of Pence.
    • Tennessee
      • Dyer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Pence [Dyer County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Ashland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Pence [Ashland County].
      • Iron County
      • This Pence is located in Iron County and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Pence that is located in Scott County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Pence.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pence ...

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.

  • Chevron [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chevron
    • Chevron [Scott County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chevron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chevron
  • Friend [Finney County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friend
    • Friend [Finney County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friend
  • Lydia [Wichita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lydia
    • Lydia [Wichita County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lydia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lydia
  • Page City [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page City
    • Page City [Logan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Pence
    • Former name for Page City:
    • Page
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page City
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Russell Springs [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Springs
      • Russell Springs [Logan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Pence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Springs
    • Shallow Water [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shallow Water
      • Shallow Water [Scott County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shallow Water have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shallow Water
    • Tribune [Greeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tribune
      • Tribune [Greeley County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Pence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tribune have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tribune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tribune<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Scott City, which is the Seat of Scott County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pence to Scott City, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Topeka, which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 291 miles [468.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,290 miles [2,076.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,814 miles [10,966.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,570 miles [12,182.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,477 miles [8,814.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

About Scott County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pence) 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 Pence. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PenceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6560, Longitude: -101.0735    
<2>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 Pence 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.
<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 Pence 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 323.556 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.439 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.019 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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