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The location of Sherdahl









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sherdahl 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 Sherdahl. 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 Sherdahl.

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

The Republic County sighting report from eBird.

Since Sherdahl is near Jewell County and also Thayer County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jewell County

Sighting report for Thayer 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 Sherdahl.

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

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

  • Belleville [Map], which is the Seat of Republic County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sherdahl to Belleville, 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 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 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 6,642 miles [10,689.3 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 7,394 miles [11,899.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,295 miles [8,521.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sherdahl ...

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.

Chester (NE)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast of Sherdahl   [Map]

Cuba   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Hardy (NE)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hubbell (NE)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Jamestown   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

Randall   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Republic   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Superior (NE)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [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 Sherdahl. 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.

Ken Darby     (Kenneth Lorin Darby)

Composer, lyricist, conductor. He was born in Hebron (Nebraska) on Thursday May 13, 1909 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday January 24, 1992 at an age of 82. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Hebron [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Sherdahl

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Darby<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kansas

About Republic County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sherdahl. 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' (or 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- Sherdahl) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherdahl. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8570, Longitude: -97.8081     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherdahl 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 Sherdahl 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 321.323 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.982 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.152 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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