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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 Holmquist, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Holmquist 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 Holmquist:
    • 45.339892, -97.653256
    • 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 Holmquist
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Holmquist ...

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.

  • Butler [Day County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Day County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Holmquist
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Eden [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Marshall County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Holmquist
    • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<3>
  • Florence [Codington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Codington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Holmquist
    • Estimated population in 2019: 360 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
  • Garden City [Clark County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
    • Garden City [Clark County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Holmquist
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<3>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • James [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Brown County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Holmquist
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
    • Julian [Clark County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Julian have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julian
      • Julian [Clark County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Holmquist
    • Lake City [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Marshall County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Holmquist
      • Estimated population in 2019: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<3>
    • Randolph [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Brown County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Holmquist
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Spain [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spain have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spain
      • Spain [Marshall County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Holmquist
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spain

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

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

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    • Webster, which is the Seat of Day County and lies just to the East.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 146 miles [235 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Holmquist 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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,341 miles [10,204.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,028 miles [8,091.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Day County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Holmquist) 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 Holmquist. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Holmquist

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holmquist. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3399, Longitude: -97.6533    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Holmquist 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 321.452 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.809 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.986 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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