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The location of Saint Clere









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Saint Clere.

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 Saint Clere, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saint Clere and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Saint Clere 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 Saint Clere. 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 Saint Clere.

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 Pottawatomie County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Pottawatomie County sighting report from eBird.

Since Saint Clere is near Jackson County and also Nemaha County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jackson County

Sighting report for Nemaha 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 Saint Clere.

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

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

  • Westmoreland [Map], which is the Seat of Pottawatomie County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Clere to Westmoreland, 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 6 hours.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,609 miles [10,636.2 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 7,357 miles [11,839.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,251 miles [8,450.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Clere ...

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.

America City   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North of Saint Clere   [Map]

Blaine   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Circleville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Corning   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Emmett   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Grove   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Havensville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Louisville   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Maple Hill   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Soldier   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Saint Clere. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Silas Seth 'Si' Griffis

Professional hockey. He was born in Onaga (Kansas) on Saturday September 22, 1883 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Sunday July 9, 1950 at an age of 66.

Onaga [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Saint Clere

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Silas Seth 'Si' Griffis<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

About Pottawatomie County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pottawatomie County: www.pottcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Clere) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Clere. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3692, Longitude: -96.0558     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Clere 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 Saint Clere 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 320.065 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.462 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.347 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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