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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Schoenchen 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 Schoenchen. 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 Schoenchen.

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

The Ellis County sighting report from eBird.

Since Schoenchen is near Rush County and also Barton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Rush County

Sighting report for Barton 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 Schoenchen.

How Far From Schoenchen to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Schoenchen to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Hays [Map], which is the Seat of Ellis County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Schoenchen to Hays, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 197 miles [317 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,754 miles [10,869.5 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 7,507 miles [12,081.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,409 miles [8,704.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Schoenchen ...

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.

Bison   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast of Schoenchen   [Map]

Catharine   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Fairport   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hays   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Hog Back   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

La Crosse   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Rush Center   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Turkville   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [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 Schoenchen. 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.

Elon Chester 'Chief' Hogsett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Brownell (Kansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Hays (Kansas) on Tueday July 17, 2001 at an age of 97.

Brownell [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Schoenchen

Hays [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Schoenchen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elon Chester 'Chief' Hogsett<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

About Ellis County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Schoenchen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ellis County: www.ellisco.net/

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- Schoenchen) 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 Schoenchen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Schoenchen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Schoenchen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7128, Longitude: -99.3318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Schoenchen 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 Schoenchen 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 322.315 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.997 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.114 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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