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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sand Creek.

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 Sand Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sand Creek and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sand Creek 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 Sand Creek. 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 Sand Creek.

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

The Harvey County sighting report from eBird.

Since Sand Creek is near Sedgwick County and also Butler County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sedgwick County

Sighting report for Butler 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 Sand Creek.

How Far From Sand Creek 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 Sand Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Newton [Map], which is the Seat of Harvey County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Sand Creek to Topeka, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 63 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 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 7,473 miles [12,026.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,366 miles [8,635.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sand Creek ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Sand Creek.

While the name Sand Creek is unique within Kansas, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Kansas

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Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Sand Creek, Adams County

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

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

Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Sand Creek, Parke County

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

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

Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Sand Creek, Lenawee County   [Map]

Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Montana

McCone County

Our profile page for Sand Creek, McCone County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Nebraska

Saunders County

Our profile page for Sand Creek, Saunders County

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

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

Oklahoma

Grant County

Our profile page for Sand Creek, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southwest.

West Virginia

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sand Creek, Lincoln County

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

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

Wisconsin

Dunn County

Our profile page for Sand Creek, Dunn County   [Map]

Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sand Creek ...

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.

Greenwich   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast of Sand Creek   [Map]

Maize   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Moundridge   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mount Hope   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Park City   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Peabody   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Riverview   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Valley Center   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [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 Sand Creek. 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.

Jack Banta

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hutchinson (Kansas) on Wednesday June 24, 1925 and died in Hutchinson (Kansas) on Sunday September 17, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Penwell - Gabel Cemetery (Shawnee County, Kansas) [Map].

Hutchinson [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Sand Creek

Hutchinson [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Sand Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Banta<9>

Owen Lacey 'Red' Friend, Jr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Granite City (Illinois) on Monday March 21, 1927 and died in Wichita (Kansas) on Sunday October 14, 2007 at an age of 80.

Wichita [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Sand Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen Lacey 'Red' Friend, Jr.

Etta McDaniel

Actress. She was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Monday December 1, 1890 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday January 13, 1946 at an age of 55. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wichita [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Sand Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etta McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel

Actress. She was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Monday June 10, 1895 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday October 26, 1952 at an age of 57. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Wichita [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Sand Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hattie McDaniel

Sam McDaniel

Actor. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Thursday January 28, 1886 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Monday September 24, 1962 at an age of 76. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wichita [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Sand Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McDaniel

George Patrick 'Pat' McJimsey

Musician. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Tueday March 21, 1950 and died in Wichita (Kansas) on Thursday April 1, 2004 at an age of 54. He was buried at Wichita Park Cemetery (Sedgwick County, Kansas) [Map].

Wichita [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Sand Creek

Wichita [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Sand Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Patrick 'Pat' McJimsey

Edward Tilden 'Ed' Siever

Major League Baseball. He was born in Goddard (Kansas) on Friday April 2, 1875 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday February 4, 1920 at an age of 44. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].

Goddard [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Sand Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Tilden 'Ed' Siever

Daryl Spencer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Friday July 13, 1928 and died in Wichita (Kansas) on Monday January 2, 2017 at an age of 88. He was buried at White Chapel Memorial Gardens (Sedgwick County, Kansas) [Map].

Wichita [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Sand Creek

Wichita [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Sand Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daryl Spencer

Milburn Stone     (Hugh Milburn Stone)

Actor. He was born in Burrton (Kansas) on Tueday July 5, 1904 and died in La Jolla (California) on Thursday June 12, 1980 at an age of 75. He was buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Burrton [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Sand Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milburn Stone

Danny Leon Thompson

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Saturday February 1, 1947 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Friday December 10, 1976 at an age of 29. He was buried at Capron Cemetery (Woods County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Wichita [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Sand Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Leon Thompson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

About Harvey County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Harvey County: www.harveycounty.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Sand Creek) 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 Sand Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sand Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0333, Longitude: -97.3698     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Creek 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 Sand Creek 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 320.879 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.241 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.228 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 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 Sand Creek 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 Sand Creek, 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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