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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 Hooker, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hooker 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 Hooker:
    • 43.200057, -97.024744
    • 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 Hooker
  • 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 Hooker ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Hooker.

Within South Dakota, the name Hooker is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Greene County
      • This Hooker is located in Greene County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Hooker.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Hooker is located in Jefferson County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the south southeast of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Hooker.
    • California
      • Tehama County
      • This Hooker is located in Tehama County and lies 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km]<1> to the west of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tehama County community of Hooker.
    • Georgia
      • Dade County
      • This Hooker is located in Dade County and lies 840 miles [1,351.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dade County community of Hooker.
    • Indiana
      • Washington 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 Indiana community of Hooker [Washington County].
    • Kansas
      • Decatur 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 Kansas community of Hooker [Decatur County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clay County
      • This Hooker is located in Clay County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Hooker.
    • Mississippi
      • Lawrence County
      • This Hooker is located in Lawrence County and lies 884 miles [1,422.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Hooker.
    • Missouri
      • Pulaski County
      • This Hooker is located in Pulaski County and lies 451 miles [725.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Hooker.
    • New York
      • Lewis County
      • This Hooker is located in Lewis County and lies 1,064 miles [1,712.3 km]<1> to the east of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Hooker.
    • North Carolina
      • Alleghany County
      • This Hooker is located in Alleghany County and lies 963 miles [1,549.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alleghany County community of Hooker.
    • Ohio
      • Fairfield County
      • This Hooker is located in Fairfield County and lies 779 miles [1,253.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Hooker.
    • Oklahoma
      • Texas County
      • This Hooker is located in Texas County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Texas County community of Hooker.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • This Hooker is located in Butler County and lies 892 miles [1,435.5 km]<1> to the east of the Hooker that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Hooker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hooker ...

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.

  • Bluff Center [Clay County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff Center
    • Bluff Center [Clay County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Hooker
  • Centerville [Turner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Turner County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hooker
    • Estimated population in 2019: 872 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<4>
  • Chancellor [Turner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chancellor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chancellor
    • Chancellor [Turner County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Hooker
    • Estimated population in 2019: 264 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chancellor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chancellor<4>
  • Hub City [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hub City
    • Hub City [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Hooker
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub City
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Irene [Turner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irene have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irene
      • Irene [Turner County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hooker
      • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irene<4>
    • Marion [Turner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Turner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Hooker
      • Estimated population in 2019: 780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<4>
    • Marshalltown [Clay County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshalltown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshalltown
      • Marshalltown [Clay County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Hooker
    • Naomi [Lincoln County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naomi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naomi
      • Naomi [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hooker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naomi
    • Spring Valley [Turner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Turner County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Hooker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Star Corner [Clay County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Corner
      • Star Corner [Clay County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Hooker
    • Tea [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tea
      • Tea [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Hooker
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,031 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tea<4>
    • Turkey Ridge [Turner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Ridge
      • Turkey Ridge [Turner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Hooker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Ridge

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 Hooker. 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 ...
    • Roy Shuman     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Sioux Falls (South Dakota) on Monday August 18, 1924 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 30, 1973 at the age of 48. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Sioux Falls is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Hooker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Shuman<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Parker, which is the Seat of Turner County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hooker to Parker, with an average speed<6> 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 183 miles [294.5 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,437 miles [10,359.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,194 miles [11,577.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,107 miles [8,218.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hooker. 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- Hooker) 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 Hooker. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hooker

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hooker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2001, Longitude: -97.0247    
<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 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 Hooker 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>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 Hooker 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 320.939 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.953 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.105 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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