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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 Hereford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hereford 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 Hereford:
    • 44.387209, -102.895451
    • 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 Hereford
  • 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 Hereford ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Hereford.

Within South Dakota, the name Hereford is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, twelve are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Cochise County
      • This Hereford is located in Cochise County and lies 978 miles [1,573.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochise County community of Hereford.
    • Colorado
      • Weld County
      • This Hereford is located in Weld County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weld County community of Hereford.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Hereford is located in Baltimore County and lies 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km]<1> to the east of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Hereford.
    • Minnesota
      • Grant County
      • This Hereford is located in Grant County and lies 347 miles [558.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Hereford.
    • Missouri
      • Callaway County
      • This Hereford is located in Callaway County and lies 669 miles [1,076.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callaway County community of Hereford.
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • This Hereford is located in Baker County and lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<1> to the west of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Hereford.
      • Clackamas County
      • This Hereford is located in Clackamas County and lies 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the west northwest of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Hereford.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Hereford is located in Berks County and lies 1,413 miles [2,274 km]<1> to the east of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Hereford.
    • Quebec
      • This Hereford lies 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
    • Texas
      • Deaf Smith County
      • This Hereford is located in Deaf Smith County and lies 660 miles [1,062.2 km]<1> to the south of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Deaf Smith County community of Hereford.
    • Virginia
      • Tazewell County
      • This Hereford is located in Tazewell County and lies 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Hereford.
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • This Hereford is located in Jackson County and lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hereford that is located in Meade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Hereford.
    • Wyoming
      • Laramie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Hereford [Laramie County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hereford ...

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.

  • Bear Butte [Meade County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Butte
    • Bear Butte [Meade County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Hereford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Butte
  • Blackhawk [Meade County]
  • Box Elder [Pennington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Box Elder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Elder
    • Box Elder [Pennington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hereford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,119 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Elder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Box Elder<4>
  • Elm Springs [Meade County]
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Empire [Butte County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Empire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
      • Empire [Butte County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hereford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empire
    • Fairpoint [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairpoint
      • Fairpoint [Meade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Hereford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairpoint
    • Green Valley [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
      • Green Valley [Pennington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hereford
      • Estimated population in 2014: 51 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
    • Haydraw [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haydraw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haydraw
      • Haydraw [Meade County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hereford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haydraw
    • Murphy [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Pennington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hereford
      • Estimated population in 2014: 482 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Rapid City [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapid City
      • Rapid City [Pennington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hereford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 77,503 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rapid City<4>
    • Rapid Valley [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapid Valley
      • Rapid Valley [Pennington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hereford
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 8,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapid Valley
    • Summerset [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerset
      • Summerset [Meade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hereford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,660 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerset
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerset<4>
    • Union Center [Meade County]
    • Volunteer [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Volunteer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volunteer
      • Volunteer [Meade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hereford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Volunteer
    • Wicksville [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wicksville
      • Wicksville [Pennington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hereford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wicksville

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sturgis, which is the Seat of Meade County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Hereford to Sturgis, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 79 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,547 miles [10,536.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,257 miles [8,460.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

About Meade County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Meade County: www.meadecounty.org/

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- Hereford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hereford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3872, Longitude: -102.8955       In this case, the coordinates for Hereford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Hereford 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.
<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>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 Hereford 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 325.292 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.108 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.15 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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