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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Saxman 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 Saxman. 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 Saxman.

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

The Rice County sighting report from eBird.

Since Saxman is near Reno County and also McPherson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Reno County

Sighting report for McPherson 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 Saxman.

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

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

  • Lyons [Map], which is the Seat of Rice County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Saxman to Topeka, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,737 miles [10,842.2 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 7,488 miles [12,050.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,384 miles [8,664.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saxman ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Saxman.

While the name Saxman is unique within Kansas, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Kansas

Alaska

Our profile page for Saxman   [Map]

Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Saxman, Nicholas County   [Map]

Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saxman ...

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.

Charters Corner   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South of Saxman   [Map]

Chase   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Frederick   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Huntsville   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Little River   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lyons   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Raymond   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Silica   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

Willowbrook   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [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 Saxman. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Saxman

Hutchinson [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Saxman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Banta<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

About Rice County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rice County: www.ricecounty.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saxman) 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 Saxman. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saxman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saxman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2806, Longitude: -98.1259     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saxman 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 Saxman 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 321.428 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.91 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.567 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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