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

  • 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 Bath:
    • 45.468408, -98.323177
    • 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 Bath
  • 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 Bath ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Bath.

Within South Dakota, the name Bath is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 24 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Placer County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Bath [Placer County].
    • Colorado
      • Park County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Park County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Park County community of Bath.
    • Georgia
      • Richmond County
      • This Bath is located in Richmond County and lies 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Bath.
    • Illinois
      • Mason County
      • This Bath is located in Mason County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<2> to the southeast of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Bath.
    • Indiana
      • Franklin County
      • This Bath is located in Franklin County and lies 797 miles [1,282.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Bath.
    • Kansas
      • Greenwood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Bath [Greenwood County].
      • Norton County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Norton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norton County community of Bath.
      • Reno County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Bath [Reno County].
      • Woodson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Bath [Woodson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Knott County
      • This Bath is located in Knott County and lies 977 miles [1,572.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knott County community of Bath.
    • Maine
      • Sagadahoc County
      • This Bath is located in Sagadahoc County and lies 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km]<2> to the east of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sagadahoc County community of Bath.
    • Michigan
      • Clinton County
      • This Bath is located in Clinton County and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km]<2> to the east of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Bath.
    • Minnesota
      • Freeborn County
      • This Bath is located in Freeborn County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Freeborn County community of Bath.
    • Missouri
      • Laclede County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Bath [Laclede County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Bath lies 1,467 miles [2,360.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Bath is located in Grafton County and lies 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km]<2> to the east of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Bath.
    • New York
      • Rensselaer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Bath [Rensselaer County].
      • Steuben County
      • This Bath is located in Steuben County and lies 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km]<2> to the east of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Bath.
    • North Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • This Bath is located in Beaufort County and lies 1,317 miles [2,119.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Bath.
    • Ohio
      • Allen County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Allen County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Bath.
      • Summit County
      • This Bath is located in Summit County and lies 886 miles [1,425.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Bath.
    • Ontario
      • This Bath lies 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km]<2> to the east of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
    • Pennsylvania
      • Northampton County
      • This Bath is located in Northampton County and lies 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km]<2> to the east of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Bath.
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Bath is located in Aiken County and lies 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km]<2> to the southeast of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Bath.
    • Texas
      • Walker County
      • This Bath is located in Walker County and lies 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km]<2> to the south of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Bath.
    • West Virginia
      • Morgan County
      • This Bath is located in Morgan County and lies 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Bath that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Bath.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bath ...

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.

  • Craven [Edmunds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craven
    • Craven [Edmunds County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Bath
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craven
  • Craven Corner [Edmunds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craven Corner
    • Craven Corner [Edmunds County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Bath
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craven Corner
  • Frederick [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
    • Frederick [Brown County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Bath
    • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<5>
  • Frisby [Clark County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisby
    • Frisby [Clark County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Bath
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • James [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Brown County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Bath
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
    • Randolph [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Brown County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Bath
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Rudolph [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rudolph
      • Rudolph [Brown County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Bath
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rudolph have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudolph
    • Spain [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spain
      • Spain [Marshall County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Bath
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spain

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 Bath. 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 ...
    • William Payne Stewart     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Wednesday January 30, 1957 and died in Mina (South Dakota) on Monday October 25, 1999 at the age of 42. He is buried at Hazelwood Cemetery (Greene County, Missouri).
      • Mina is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Bath.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Payne Stewart<6>

How Far From Bath to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Aberdeen, which is the Seat of Brown County and lies just to the West.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 123 miles [197.9 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Bath to Pierre, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,354 miles [10,225.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,116 miles [11,452.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,046 miles [8,120.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Brown County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brown County: www.brown.sd.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bath, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Bath) 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 Bath. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bath

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bath. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4684, Longitude: -98.3232    
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bath could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Bath to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 321.944 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.388 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.335 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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