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Denby, South Dakota

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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 Denby, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Denby 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 Denby:
    • 43.060904, -102.337617
    • 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 Denby
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Denby ...

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.

  • Allen [Bennett County]
  • Gordon [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon [Sheridan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Denby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<2>
  • Irwin [Cherry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
    • Irwin [Cherry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Denby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
  • Pine Ridge [Oglala Lakota County]
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    • Porcupine [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Rushville [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Sheridan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Denby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<2>
    • Slim Butte [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slim Butte
      • Slim Butte [Oglala Lakota County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Denby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slim Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slim Butte
    • Swett [Bennett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swett
      • Swett [Bennett County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Denby
      • Estimated population in 2014: 283 people
    • Wounded Knee [Oglala Lakota County]

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

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

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    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Denby to Pierre, with an average speed<4>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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,344 miles [2,163 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 77 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,606 miles [10,631.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,369 miles [11,859.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,304 miles [8,536 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- Denby) 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 Denby. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DenbyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Denby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0609, Longitude: -102.3376    
<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>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.
<5>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 Denby to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 324.806 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.398 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.055 degrees.






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