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Saint Francis, Kansas
(Cheyenne County)

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The location of Saint Francis

Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Cheyenne County sighting report from eBird.

Since Saint Francis is near Yuma County and also Dundy County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Yuma County

Sighting report for Dundy 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

The website, centered on Saint Francis.

How Far From Saint Francis 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 Saint Francis 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 Francis and extending to:

  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 330 miles [531.1 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Saint Francis to Topeka, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 19 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 52 days and walking would take 75 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,775 miles [10,903.3 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 7,533 miles [12,123.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,449 miles [8,769.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Francis ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Saint Francis.

Within Kansas, there are 2 communities which are also named Saint Francis. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 14 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Kansas

Communities outside of Kansas

Other Communities Located In Kansas

Brown County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Brown County

This community is historic.<7>

Although located in Brown County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marion County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Marion County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Communities Outside of Kansas

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AlbertaKentuckySouth Dakota 


Our profile page for Saint Francis   [Map]

Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the North Northwest.


Clay County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Cross County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Cross County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Santa Clara County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,105 miles [1,778.3 km] to the West.


Lake County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,372 miles [2,208 km] to the East Southeast.


Marion County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the East.


Aroostook County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Aroostook County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,712 miles [2,755.2 km] to the East Northeast.


Anoka County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Anoka County   [Map]

Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Northeast.

Benton County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Benton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stearns County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Stearns County   [Map]

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the Northeast.


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Hamilton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

South Dakota

Todd County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Todd County   [Map]

Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the North.


Potter County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Potter County   [Map]

Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the South.


Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Saint Francis, Milwaukee County   [Map]

Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Francis ...

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.

Bird City   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East of Saint Francis   [Map]

Champion (NE)   -   48 miles [77.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Enders (NE)   -   49 miles [78.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Goodland   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Joes (CO)   -   47 miles [75.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Ough (NE)   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Parks (NE)   -   19 miles [30.6 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 Francis. 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.

Ward Bond     (Wardell Edwin Bond)

Actor. He was born in Benkelman (Nebraska) on Thursday April 9, 1903 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday November 5, 1960 at an age of 57.

Benkelman [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Saint Francis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ward Bond<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Cheyenne County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cheyenne County:

The official website for State of Kansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Saint Francis) 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 Saint Francis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Francis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Francis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7714, Longitude: -101.8015     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Francis 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 Francis 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 324.181 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.297 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.252 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Saint Francis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Saint Francis 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.

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<9>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:

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