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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Russell Springs.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Russell Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Russell Springs and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Russell Springs and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Russell Springs. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Russell Springs.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Logan County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Logan County sighting report from eBird.

Since Russell Springs is near Scott County and also Thomas County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Scott County

Sighting report for Thomas County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Russell Springs.

How Far From Russell Springs 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 city such as Russell Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Russell Springs and extending to:

  • Oakley [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Russell Springs to Oakley, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 295 miles [474.8 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 [Map]) is 1,293 miles [2,080.9 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,803 miles [10,948.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,559 miles [12,165 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,468 miles [8,799.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Russell Springs ...

While the name Russell Springs is unique within Kansas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Kansas

Kentucky

Russell County

Our profile page for Russell Springs, Russell County   [Map]

Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Russell Springs ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Gem   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the North of Russell Springs   [Map]

Goodland   -   41 miles [66 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Grainfield   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Mingo   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Monument   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Page City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Shallow Water   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Tribune   -   43 miles [69.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kansas

About Logan County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Russell Springs. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Russell Springs) 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 Russell Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Russell Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9127, Longitude: -101.1758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Russell Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Russell Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 323.653 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.582 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.038 degrees.

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