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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 Hoover, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hoover 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 Hoover:
    • 45.112414, -103.267828
    • 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 Hoover
  • 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 Hoover ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Hoover.

Within South Dakota, the name Hoover is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Hoover is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hoover that is located in Butte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Hoover.
      • Madison County
      • This Hoover is located in Madison County and lies 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the southeast of the Hoover that is located in Butte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Hoover.
    • 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 Hoover [Benton County].
    • Idaho
      • Adams County
      • This Hoover is located in Adams County and lies 643 miles [1,034.8 km]<1> to the west of the Hoover that is located in Butte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Hoover.
    • Indiana
      • Cass County
      • This Hoover is located in Cass County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hoover that is located in Butte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Hoover.
    • Kansas
      • Hamilton 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 Hoover [Hamilton County].
    • Missouri
      • Platte County
      • This Hoover is located in Platte County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hoover that is located in Butte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Platte County community of Hoover.
      • Vernon 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 Missouri community of Hoover [Vernon County].
    • Nebraska
      • Dundy County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Dundy County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dundy County community of Hoover.
    • Ohio
      • Marion County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Marion County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Hoover.
    • Oklahoma
      • Garvin County
      • This Hoover is located in Garvin County and lies 797 miles [1,282.6 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Hoover that is located in Butte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garvin County community of Hoover.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Blair 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 Pennsylvania community of Hoover [Blair County].
      • Fayette County
      • This Hoover is located in Fayette County and lies 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km]<1> to the east of the Hoover that is located in Butte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Hoover.
      • Warren County
      • This Hoover is located in Warren County and lies 1,234 miles [1,985.9 km] to the east of the Hoover that is located in Butte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Hoover.
    • Tennessee
      • Rutherford 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 Tennessee community of Hoover [Rutherford County].
    • Texas
      • Gray County
      • This Hoover is located in Gray County and lies 669 miles [1,076.7 km]<1> to the south of the Hoover that is located in Butte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gray County community of Hoover.
      • Lamar County
      • This Hoover is located in Lamar County and lies 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the south southeast of the Hoover that is located in Butte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamar County community of Hoover.
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham 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 Virginia community of Hoover [Rockingham County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hoover ...

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.

  • Buffalo [Harding County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Harding County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hoover
    • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<5>
  • Castle Rock [Butte County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
    • Castle Rock [Butte County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hoover
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
  • Fairpoint [Meade County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairpoint
    • Fairpoint [Meade County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hoover
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairpoint
  • Fruitdale [Butte County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitdale
    • Fruitdale [Butte County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hoover
    • Estimated population in 2019: 68 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitdale<5>
  • Prairie City [Perkins County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie City
    • Prairie City [Perkins County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Hoover
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 23 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie City<5>
  • Sulphur [Meade County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur
    • Sulphur [Meade County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Hoover
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Belle Fourche, which is the Seat of Butte County and lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hoover to Belle Fourche, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 80 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,516 miles [10,486.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,281 miles [11,717.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,234 miles [8,423.3 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 Hoover. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hoover) 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 Hoover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hoover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hoover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1124, Longitude: -103.2678    
<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 Hoover, 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 Hoover 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>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 Hoover 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 325.605 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.549 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.239 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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