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Seneca, Kansas

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The location of Seneca

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Seneca 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 Seneca. 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 Seneca.

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

The Nemaha County sighting report from eBird.

Since Seneca is near Marshall County and also Pawnee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Marshall County

Sighting report for Pawnee 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

The website, centered on Seneca.

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

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

  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Seneca to Topeka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 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 7,334 miles [11,802.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,229 miles [8,415.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Seneca ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Seneca.

While the name Seneca is unique within Kansas, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Kansas

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Gila County

Our profile page for Seneca, Gila County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the West Southwest.


Plumas County

Our profile page for Seneca, Plumas County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the West.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Seneca, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the Southeast.

Lake County

Our profile page for Seneca, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the Southeast.


La Salle County

Our profile page for Seneca, La Salle County   [Map]

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East Northeast.


Kossuth County

Our profile page for Seneca, Kossuth County   [Map]

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the North Northeast.


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Seneca, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 997 miles [1,604.5 km] to the East.


Keweenaw County

Our profile page for Seneca, Keweenaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Seneca, Lenawee County   [Map]

Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the East Northeast.


Lamar County

Our profile page for Seneca, Lamar County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the South Southeast.


Newton County

Our profile page for Seneca, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the South Southeast.


Thomas County

Our profile page for Seneca, Thomas County   [Map]

Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Northwest.

New Mexico

Union County

Our profile page for Seneca, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the West Southwest.

New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Seneca, Ontario County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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


Erie County

Our profile page for Seneca, Erie County

This community is historic.

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

Seneca County

Our profile page for Seneca, Seneca County

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

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


Our profile page for Seneca

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

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


Grant County

Our profile page for Seneca, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Lane County

Our profile page for Seneca, Lane County

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

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


Venango County

Our profile page for Seneca, Venango County   [Map]

Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Seneca, Oconee County   [Map]

Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Faulk County

Our profile page for Seneca, Faulk County   [Map]

Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the North Northwest.


Tyler County

Our profile page for Seneca, Tyler County

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

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


Campbell County

Our profile page for Seneca, Campbell County   [Map]

Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Seneca, Monongalia County   [Map]

Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the East.


Crawford County

Our profile page for Seneca, Crawford County   [Map]

Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seneca ...

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.

America City   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South of Seneca   [Map]

Corning   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Fidelity   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Granada   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Havensville   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Kelly   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mission (NE) (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Soldier   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Sun Springs   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Violet (NE) (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Woodlawn   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [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 Seneca. 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.

Silas Seth 'Si' Griffis

Professional hockey. He was born in Onaga (Kansas) on Saturday September 22, 1883 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Sunday July 9, 1950 at an age of 66.

Onaga [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Seneca

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Silas Seth 'Si' Griffis<9>

Richard Jamison

Actor. He was born in Sabetha (Kansas) on Tueday June 1, 1943 and died in Simi Valley (California) on Sunday March 19, 2017 at an age of 73. He was buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Sabetha [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Seneca

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Jamison

Harold Lloyd

Actor, comedian. He was born in Burchard (Nebraska) on Thursday April 20, 1893 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday March 8, 1971 at an age of 77. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Burchard [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Seneca

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Lloyd

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Seneca) 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 Seneca. 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 Seneca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seneca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8356, Longitude: -96.0661     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seneca 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 Seneca 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 320.101 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.563 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.267 degrees.

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<7>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 Seneca, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Seneca 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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<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:

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