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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 Hub City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hub City 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 Hub City:
    • 42.953604, -96.904489
    • 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 Hub City
  • 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 Hub City ...

We have found three communities that share the name Hub City.

Within South Dakota, the name Hub City is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Hub City [Los Angeles County].
    • Missouri
      • Newton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Hub City [Newton County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Richland County
      • This Hub City is located in Richland County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<2> to the east of the Hub City that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Hub City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hub City ...

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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Hub City
  • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Hub City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 872 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<4>
  • Clay Point [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Point
    • Clay Point [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Hub City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Point
  • Emmet [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
    • Emmet [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Hub City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Greenfield [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Hub City
      • Estimated population in 2014: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Hill Side [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Side have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Side
      • Hill Side [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Hub City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Side
    • 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 less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Hub City
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Hub City

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Vermillion, which is the Seat of Clay County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Hub City to Vermillion, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 196 miles [315.4 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 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the east (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,446 miles [10,373.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,202 miles [11,590.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,114 miles [8,230.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Clay County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clay County: www.claycountysd.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hub City 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.
<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 from Point A (ie- Hub City) 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 Hub City. 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 Hub City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hub City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9536, Longitude: -96.9045       In this case, the coordinates for Hub City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Hub City 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 320.844 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.813 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.092 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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