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The location of Sharon Springs









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sharon Springs 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 Sharon Springs. 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 Sharon Springs.

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

The Wallace County sighting report from eBird.

Since Sharon Springs is near Logan County and also Cheyenne County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Logan County

Sighting report for Cheyenne 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 Sharon Springs.

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

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

  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Sharon Springs to Topeka, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 19 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,324 miles [2,130.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 52 days and walking would take 76 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,822 miles [10,978.9 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 7,579 miles [12,197.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,491 miles [8,836.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sharon Springs ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Sharon Springs.

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


Communities Outside of Kansas

New York

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Sharon Springs, Schoharie County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,436 miles [2,311 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Bland County

Our profile page for Sharon Springs, Bland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sharon Springs ...

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.

Cheyenne Wells (CO)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the West of Sharon Springs   [Map]

Goodland   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Page City   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Russell Springs   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Towner (CO)   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Tribune   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Wallace County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Sharon Springs) 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 Sharon Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sharon Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8944, Longitude: -101.7512     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sharon Springs 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 Sharon Springs 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 324.068 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.065 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.341 degrees.

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