A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
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.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Sibleyville and surrounding area.
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:
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:
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
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the East Northeast.
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.
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.
Annette Bening (Born as Annette Carol Bening)
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].
Erin Brockovich (Born as Erin Pattee)
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019