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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick. 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 Sedgwick.

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 Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick.

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

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

  • Newton [Map], which is the Seat of Harvey County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sedgwick to Newton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,102 miles [1,773.5 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 6,733 miles [10,835.7 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 7,481 miles [12,039.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,374 miles [8,648.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sedgwick ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Sedgwick.

While the name Sedgwick is unique within Kansas, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Kansas

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Arkansas

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Sedgwick, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Colorado

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Sedgwick, Sedgwick County   [Map]

Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Northwest.

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sedgwick, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,553 miles [2,499.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Linn County

Our profile page for Sedgwick, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Sedgwick, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Sedgwick, Philadelphia County

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

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

Venango County

Our profile page for Sedgwick, Venango County

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

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

South Dakota

Hyde County

Our profile page for Sedgwick, Hyde County

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

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

Wisconsin

Ashland County

Our profile page for Sedgwick, Ashland County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sedgwick ...

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.

Cow Town   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South of Sedgwick   [Map]

Greenwich   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Maize   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Meadowview   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Mount Hope   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Park City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Riverview   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Sand Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Valley Center   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Sedgwick. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Sedgwick

Hutchinson [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Sedgwick

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Banta<8>

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Sedgwick

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Sedgwick

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Sedgwick

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Sedgwick

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Sedgwick

Wichita [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Sedgwick

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 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Sedgwick

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Sedgwick

Wichita [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Sedgwick

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Sedgwick

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Sedgwick

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Leon Thompson

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sedgwick: www.cityofsedgwick.org/

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sedgwick) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sedgwick. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sedgwick

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sedgwick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9168, Longitude: -97.4236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick 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 320.907 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.259 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.272 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Sedgwick 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>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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