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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Artesian, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Artesian and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Artesian:
    • 44.008591, -97.923414
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Artesian
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Artesian ...

We have found three communities that share the name Artesian.

Within South Dakota, the name Artesian is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Calhoun County
      • This Artesian is located in Calhoun County and lies 788 miles [1,268.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Artesian that is located in Sanborn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesian
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Artesian.
    • Iowa
      • Bremer County
      • This Artesian is located in Bremer County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Artesian that is located in Sanborn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesian
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bremer County community of Artesian.
    • Washington
      • Yakima County
      • This Artesian is located in Yakima County and lies 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Artesian that is located in Sanborn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesian
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yakima County community of Artesian.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Artesian ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Carthage [Miner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Miner County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Artesian
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<2>
  • Epiphany [Hanson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epiphany
    • Epiphany [Hanson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Artesian
    • Estimated population in 2014: 103 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epiphany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epiphany
  • Farmer [Hanson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmer
    • Farmer [Hanson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Artesian
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmer
  • Farwell [Hanson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farwell
    • Farwell [Hanson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Artesian
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farwell
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    • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
      • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Artesian
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
    • Howard [Miner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Miner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Artesian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard<2>
    • Lane [Jerauld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Jerauld County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Artesian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<2>
    • Mitchell [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Davison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Artesian
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,697 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<2>

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 Artesian. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Gary Owens     (Entertainer)
      • Born: Gary Bernard Altman
      • Entertainer. He was born in Mitchell (SD) on May 10, 1934 (a Thursday) and died in Encino (CA) on February 12, 2015 (a Thursday) at the age of 80. The body was cremated.
      • Mitchell is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Artesian.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Owens<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Artesian and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Woonsocket, which is the Seat of Sanborn County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Artesian to Woonsocket, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,421 miles [10,333.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,101 miles [8,209.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Sanborn County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Artesian) 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 Artesian. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArtesianOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Artesian. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0086, Longitude: -97.9234       In this case, the coordinates for Artesian have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Artesian to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 321.614 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.829 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.427 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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