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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 Hitchcock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hitchcock 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 Hitchcock:
    • 44.629424, -98.408150
    • 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 Hitchcock
  • 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 Hitchcock ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Hitchcock.

Within South Dakota, the name Hitchcock is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Washington County
      • This Hitchcock is located in Washington County and lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hitchcock that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Hitchcock.
    • Michigan
      • Antrim 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 Michigan community of Hitchcock [Antrim County].
    • Ohio
      • Jackson County
      • This Hitchcock is located in Jackson County and lies 904 miles [1,454.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hitchcock that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Hitchcock.
    • Oklahoma
      • Blaine County
      • This Hitchcock is located in Blaine County and lies 598 miles [962.4 km]<1> to the south of the Hitchcock that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blaine County community of Hitchcock.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Hitchcock lies 387 miles [622.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Hitchcock that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
    • Texas
      • Galveston County
      • This Hitchcock is located in Galveston County and lies 1,075 miles [1,730 km]<1> to the south of the Hitchcock that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Galveston County community of Hitchcock.
    • Virginia
      • Greensville 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 Virginia community of Hitchcock [Greensville County].
      • Prince George County
      • This Hitchcock is located in Prince George County and lies 1,215 miles [1,955.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hitchcock that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George County community of Hitchcock.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hitchcock ...

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.

  • Carpenter [Clark County]
  • Clark [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Clark County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hitchcock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clark<3>
  • Florence [Hand County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Hand County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Hitchcock
    • Estimated population in 2014: 374 people
  • James Valley Junction [Beadle County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Valley Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Valley Junction
    • James Valley Junction [Beadle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Hitchcock
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Valley Junction
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lane [Jerauld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Jerauld County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Hitchcock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<3>
    • Polo [Hand County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo
      • Polo [Hand County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Hitchcock
      • Estimated population in 2014: 227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polo
    • Raymond [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Clark County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hitchcock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • Redfield [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfield
      • Redfield [Spink County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Hitchcock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redfield<3>
    • Spottswood [Spink County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spottswood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spottswood
      • Spottswood [Spink County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Hitchcock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spottswood
    • Willow Lake [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake [Clark County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Hitchcock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 243 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Lake<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huron, which is the Seat of Beadle County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hitchcock to Huron, with an average speed<5> 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 95 miles [152.9 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,165 miles [1,874.9 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,402 miles [10,303 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,163 miles [11,527.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,089 miles [8,190 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Beadle County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Beadle County: www.beadlecounty.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hitchcock) 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 Hitchcock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hitchcock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hitchcock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6294, Longitude: -98.4082       In this case, the coordinates for Hitchcock 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 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 Hitchcock 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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 Hitchcock 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 321.985 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.332 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.565 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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