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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sibleyville 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 Sibleyville. 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 Sibleyville.

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

The Douglas County sighting report from eBird.

Since Sibleyville is near Leavenworth County and also Johnson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Leavenworth County

Sighting report for Johnson 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 Sibleyville.

How Far From Sibleyville to ...

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

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

  • Lawrence [Map], which is the Seat of Douglas County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Sibleyville to Topeka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,605 miles [10,629.7 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 7,350 miles [11,828.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,240 miles [8,433 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sibleyville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Sibleyville.

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


Communities Outside of Kansas

New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Sibleyville, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Erie County

Our profile page for Sibleyville, Erie County   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sibleyville ...

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.

Black Jack (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast of Sibleyville   [Map]

Clearview City   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

De Soto   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Eudora   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fall Leaf   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Globe   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lone Star   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Weaver   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [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 Sibleyville. 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.

Hugh Beaumont     (Eugene Hugh Beaumont)

Actor. He was born in Lawrence (Kansas) on Tueday February 16, 1909 and died in Munich (Germany) [Map] on Friday May 14, 1982 at an age of 73.

Lawrence [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Sibleyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Beaumont<7>

Annette Bening     (Born as Annette Carol Bening)

Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Topeka (Kansas) on Thursday May 29, 1958

Topeka [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Sibleyville

William S. Burroughs

Author. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday February 5, 1914 and died in Lawrence (Kansas) on Saturday August 2, 1997 at an age of 83. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Lawrence [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Sibleyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William S. Burroughs

Erin Brockovich     (Born as Erin Pattee)

Oscar nominated actress, activist. She was born in Lawrence (Kansas) on Wednesday June 22, 1960

Lawrence [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Sibleyville

Prentice Gautt

Professional football. He was born in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) on Tueday February 8, 1938 and died in Lawrence (Kansas) on Thursday March 17, 2005 at an age of 67. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Douglas County, Kansas) [Map].

Lawrence [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Sibleyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice Gautt

Orval Leroy Grove

Major League Baseball. He was born in Mineral Springs (Kansas) on Monday August 25, 1919 and died in Carmichael (California) on Monday April 20, 1992 at an age of 72. He was buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Sacramento County, California) [Map].

Mineral Springs [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Sibleyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orval Leroy Grove

Ralph George 'Major' Houk

Major League Baseball. He was born in Lawrence (Kansas) on Saturday August 9, 1919 and died in Winter Haven (Florida) on Wednesday July 21, 2010 at an age of 90. He was buried at Rolling Hills Cemetery (Polk County, Florida) [Map].

Lawrence [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Sibleyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph George 'Major' Houk

Edwyn Robert Owen

Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Saint Louis Park (Minnesota) on Monday June 8, 1936 and died in Topeka (Kansas) on Friday October 5, 2007 at an age of 71. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Shawnee County, Kansas) [Map].

Topeka [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Sibleyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwyn Robert Owen

Lucy Hobbs Taylor

Medical pioneer. She was born in Constable (New York) on Thursday March 14, 1833 and died in Lawrence (Kansas) on Monday October 3, 1910 at an age of 77. She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Douglas County, Kansas) [Map].

Lawrence [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Sibleyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucy Hobbs Taylor

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

About Douglas County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Douglas County: www.douglas-county.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sibleyville) 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 Sibleyville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sibleyville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sibleyville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8842, Longitude: -95.1955     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sibleyville 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 Sibleyville 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 319.44 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.677 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.006 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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