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The location of Saint Joseph









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Cloud County sighting report from eBird.

Since Saint Joseph is near Clay County and also Washington County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clay County

Sighting report for Washington 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 Joseph.

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

  • Concordia [Map], which is the Seat of Cloud County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Joseph to Concordia, 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 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,647 miles [10,697.3 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 7,398 miles [11,905.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,297 miles [8,524.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Joseph ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Saint Joseph.

Within Kansas, there is just one other community named Saint Joseph. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Kansas

Communities outside of Kansas


Communities Outside of Kansas

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IndianaMinnesotaOntarioWest Virginia
 
IowaMissouriOregonWisconsin

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Apache County

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

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

Florida

Pasco County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Pasco County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Fulton County

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

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

Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Champaign County   [Map]

Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the East.

Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Clark County

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

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

Floyd County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Floyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East.

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Vanderburgh County   [Map]

Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the East.

Iowa

Kossuth County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Kossuth County   [Map]

Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Daviess County   [Map]

Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the East.

Marion County

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

Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the East.

Louisiana

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Tensas Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Southeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Saint Joseph   [Map]

Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the North.

Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Berrien County   [Map]

Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Stearns County

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

Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Buchanan County   [Map]

Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East.

Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Clark County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the West.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Saint Joseph   [Map]

Distance: About 1,710 miles [2,752 km] to the East Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Saint Joseph

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

Ohio

Mercer County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Mercer County   [Map]

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

Portage County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Portage County   [Map]

Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Saint Joseph

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

Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Yamhill County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,364 miles [2,195.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Susquehanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Saint Joseph

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

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

South Dakota

Grant County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Grant County

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

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

Tennessee

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Marshall County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Marshall County   [Map]

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

Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Fond du Lac County

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

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

La Crosse County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, La Crosse County   [Map]

Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the Northeast.

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Saint Croix County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Joseph ...

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.

Agenda   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North of Saint Joseph   [Map]

Aurora   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Clyde   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Cook   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Cuba   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Ladysmith   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Macyville (Historic)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Oscar (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Rice   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Joseph) 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 Joseph. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Joseph

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Joseph. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5097, Longitude: -97.4061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Joseph 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 Joseph 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 321.016 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.583 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.005 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 Joseph 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 Joseph, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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