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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 Fairburn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fairburn 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 Fairburn:
    • 43.686656, -103.208804
    • 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 Fairburn
  • 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 Fairburn ...

We have found four communities that share the name Fairburn.

Within South Dakota, the name Fairburn is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Fairburn is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,581 miles [2,544.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Fairburn that is located in Custer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Fairburn.
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • This Fairburn is located in Fulton County and lies 1,219 miles [1,961.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Fairburn that is located in Custer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Fairburn.
    • Idaho
      • Nez Perce County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Fairburn [Nez Perce County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Green Lake County
      • This Fairburn is located in Green Lake County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<1> to the east of the Fairburn that is located in Custer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Green Lake County community of Fairburn.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairburn ...

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.

  • Ajax [Pennington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ajax
    • Ajax [Pennington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ajax have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ajax
  • Blue Bell [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Bell
    • Blue Bell [Custer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Bell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Bell
  • Buffalo Gap [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Gap
    • Buffalo Gap [Custer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Fairburn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Gap
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo Gap<4>
  • Frenchtown [Pennington County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
    • Frenchtown [Pennington County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
    • Estimated population in 2014: 276 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Keystone [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Pennington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<4>
    • Oral [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oral
      • Oral [Fall River County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 206 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oral have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oral
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oral<4>
    • Pringle [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pringle
      • Pringle [Custer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pringle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pringle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pringle<4>
    • Red Shirt [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Shirt
      • Red Shirt [Oglala Lakota County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Fairburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Shirt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Shirt
    • Rockerville [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockerville
      • Rockerville [Pennington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Fairburn
      • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockerville<4>

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 Fairburn. 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 ...
    • Bobby Buntrock     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Denver (Colorado) on Monday August 4, 1952 and died in Keystone (South Dakota) on Sunday April 7, 1974 at the age of 21. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Pennington County, South Dakota).
      • Keystone is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Fairburn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Buntrock<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Custer, which is the Seat of Custer County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Fairburn to Custer, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,391 miles [2,238.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 79 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,360 miles [11,844.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,303 miles [8,534.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

About Custer County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairburn. 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 '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- Fairburn) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairburn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairburn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6867, Longitude: -103.2088       In this case, the coordinates for Fairburn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Fairburn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Fairburn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 325.491 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.26 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.445 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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