A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
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.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Saxman and surrounding area.
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:
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:
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
Distance: About 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the Northwest.
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.
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.
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].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Rice County: www.ricecounty.org/
The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019