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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 Freeman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Freeman 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 Freeman:
    • 43.350820, -97.432564
    • 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 Freeman
  • 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 Freeman ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Freeman.

Within South Dakota, the name Freeman is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 31 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 31 communities, 30 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • This Freeman is located in Maricopa County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Freeman.
    • Arkansas
      • Benton 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 Arkansas community of Freeman [Benton County].
      • Carroll County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Freeman [Carroll County].
      • Pope 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 Arkansas community of Freeman [Pope County].
    • California
      • Kern 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 California community of Freeman [Kern County].
    • Colorado
      • Rio Grande 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 Colorado community of Freeman [Rio Grande County].
    • Florida
      • Freeman #
      • This community is historic<3> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Freeman.
    • Georgia
      • Early County
      • This Freeman is located in Early County and lies 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Early County community of Freeman.
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • This Freeman is located in Kane County and lies 466 miles [750 km]<1> to the east of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kane County community of Freeman.
    • Indiana
      • Owen County
      • This Freeman is located in Owen County and lies 624 miles [1,004.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Owen County community of Freeman.
    • Iowa
      • Cerro Gordo County
      • This Freeman is located in Cerro Gordo County and lies 212 miles [341.2 km]<1> to the east of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cerro Gordo County community of Freeman.
    • Kansas
      • Pratt 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 Freeman [Pratt County].
      • Stafford 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 Freeman [Stafford County].
    • Maine
      • Franklin 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 Maine community of Freeman [Franklin County].
    • Michigan
      • Bay 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 Michigan community of Freeman [Bay County].
    • Minnesota
      • Polk County
      • This Freeman is located in Polk County and lies 310 miles [498.9 km]<1> to the north of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Freeman.
    • Missouri
      • Cass County
      • This Freeman is located in Cass County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Freeman.
    • Nebraska
      • Gage County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Gage County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gage County community of Freeman.
    • New Jersey
      • Camden 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 Jersey community of Freeman [Camden County].
    • New York
      • Steuben County
      • This Freeman is located in Steuben County and lies 1,024 miles [1,648 km]<1> to the east of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Freeman.
    • North Carolina
      • Columbus County
      • This Freeman is located in Columbus County and lies 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbus County community of Freeman.
    • Ohio
      • Jefferson 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 Ohio community of Freeman [Jefferson County].
    • Ontario
      • This Freeman lies 882 miles [1,419.4 km]<1> to the east of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
    • Pennsylvania
      • McKean County
      • This Freeman is located in McKean County and lies 960 miles [1,545 km]<1> to the east of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKean County community of Freeman.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville 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 South Carolina community of Freeman [Greenville County].
    • Texas
      • Panola 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 Texas community of Freeman [Panola County].
    • Virginia
      • Brunswick County
      • This Freeman is located in Brunswick County and lies 1,134 miles [1,825 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brunswick County community of Freeman.
    • Washington
      • Spokane County
      • This Freeman is located in Spokane County and lies 996 miles [1,602.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spokane County community of Freeman.
    • West Virginia
      • Mercer County
      • This Freeman is located in Mercer County and lies 942 miles [1,516 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Freeman.
      • Upshur County
      • This Freeman is located in Upshur County and lies 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the east southeast of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upshur County community of Freeman.
    • Wisconsin
      • Langlade County
      • This Freeman is located in Langlade County and lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Freeman that is located in Hutchinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Langlade County community of Freeman.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Freeman ...

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.

  • Jamesville [Yankton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesville
    • Jamesville [Yankton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Freeman
    • Estimated population in 2014: 232 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
  • Marion [Turner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Turner County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Freeman
    • Estimated population in 2019: 780 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Maxwell Colony [Hutchinson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell Colony
    • Maxwell Colony [Hutchinson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Freeman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell Colony
  • Milltown [Hutchinson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
    • Milltown [Hutchinson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Freeman
    • Estimated population in 2014: 115 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rumpus Ridge [McCook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumpus Ridge
      • Rumpus Ridge [McCook County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Freeman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rumpus Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumpus Ridge
    • Scotland [Bon Homme County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Bon Homme County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Freeman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland<5>
    • Spring Valley [Turner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Turner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Freeman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Stanley Corner [McCook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley Corner
      • Stanley Corner [McCook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Freeman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley Corner
    • Turkey Ridge [Turner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Ridge
      • Turkey Ridge [Turner County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Freeman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Ridge
    • Wolf Creek [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Creek
      • Wolf Creek [Hutchinson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Freeman
      • Estimated population in 2014: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Creek

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 Freeman. 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 ...
    • George Lee 'Sparky' Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bridgewater (South Dakota) on Thursday February 22, 1934 and died in Thousand Oaks (California) on Thursday November 4, 2010 at the age of 76.
      • Bridgewater is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Freeman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Lee 'Sparky' Anderson<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Olivet, which is the Seat of Hutchinson County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Freeman to Olivet, with an average speed<7> 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 four to five hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 63 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,441 miles [10,365.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,199 miles [11,585.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,114 miles [8,230.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Freeman. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Freeman) 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 Freeman. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Freeman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freeman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3508, Longitude: -97.4326       In this case, the coordinates for Freeman 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 Freeman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Freeman 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 Freeman 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 321.237 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.315 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.295 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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