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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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 George is near Riley County and also Wabaunsee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Riley County

Sighting report for Wabaunsee 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 George.

How Far From Saint George 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 George 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 George and extending to:

  • Westmoreland [Map], which is the Seat of Pottawatomie County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Saint George to Westmoreland, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,631 miles [10,671.6 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 7,379 miles [11,875.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,274 miles [8,487.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint George ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Saint George.

While the name Saint George is unique within Kansas, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Kansas

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Alaska

Our profile page for Saint George   [Map]

Distance: About 3,407 miles [5,483 km] to the Northwest.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Saint George, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km] to the East.

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Saint George, Broward County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km] to the Southeast.

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Saint George, Pinellas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Charlton County

Our profile page for Saint George, Charlton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Saint George, Kankakee County   [Map]

Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the East Northeast.

Indiana

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Saint George, Vanderburgh County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Saint George, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Saint George

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

Minnesota

Nicollet County

Our profile page for Saint George, Nicollet County   [Map]

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Saint George, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East.

Wright County

Our profile page for Saint George, Wright County   [Map]

Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Saint George, Lincoln County

This community is historic.<8>

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

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Saint George   [Map]

Distance: About 1,559 miles [2,509 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Richmond County

Our profile page for Saint George, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the East Northeast.

North Dakota

LaMoure County

Our profile page for Saint George, LaMoure County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Saint George   [Map]

Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Venango County

Our profile page for Saint George, Venango County   [Map]

Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Saint George, Dorchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Saint George, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the West.

Virginia

Greene County

Our profile page for Saint George, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Tucker County

Our profile page for Saint George, Tucker County   [Map]

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

Wisconsin

Sheboygan County

Our profile page for Saint George, Sheboygan County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint George ...

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.

Elm Hollow Corner   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West of Saint George   [Map]

Eureka Lake   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Flush   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Louisville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pillsbury Crossing (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Rocky Ford   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Sunset Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Swamp Angel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [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 George. 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.

Del Close

Actor, writer, teacher. He was born in Manhattan (Kansas) on Friday March 9, 1934 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday March 4, 1999 at an age of 65.

Manhattan [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Saint George

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Del Close<9>

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Saint George

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Silas Seth 'Si' Griffis

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kansas

About Pottawatomie County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saint George. 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 '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- Saint George) 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 Saint George. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint George

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint George. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1918, Longitude: -96.4191     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint George 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 George 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 320.305 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.719 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.561 degrees.

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<7>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 Saint George 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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<8>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 George, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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: findagrave.com.

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