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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Watertown [Map], which is the Seat of Codington County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Pierre [Map], which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Appleby to Pierre, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 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 6,351 miles [10,220.9 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 7,110 miles [11,442.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,032 miles [8,098.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Appleby ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Appleby.

While the name Appleby is unique within South Dakota, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of South Dakota


Washington County

Our profile page for Appleby, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the South Southeast


Our profile page for Appleby   [Map]
Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the East


Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Appleby, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the South

Curious and Interesting Names Near Appleby ...

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.

Clear Lake   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East of Appleby   [Map]
Florence   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grover   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Hazel   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Henry   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Naples   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Stone Bridge   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Strandburg   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Appleby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8169, Longitude: -97.0506     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Appleby 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 Appleby 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 321.004 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.23 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.767 degrees.

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