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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 Humboldt, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Humboldt 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 Humboldt:
    • 43.644978, -97.074225
    • 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 Humboldt
  • 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 Humboldt ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Humboldt.

Within South Dakota, the name Humboldt is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This Humboldt is located in Yavapai County and lies 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Humboldt.
    • California
      • Humboldt 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 California community of Humboldt [Humboldt County].
    • Illinois
      • Coles County
      • This Humboldt is located in Coles County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coles County community of Humboldt.
      • Cook County
      • This Humboldt is located in Cook County and lies 489 miles [787 km] to the east of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Humboldt.
    • Iowa
      • Humboldt County
      • This Humboldt is located in Humboldt County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Humboldt.
    • Kansas
      • Allen County
      • This Humboldt is located in Allen County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Humboldt.
      • Geary 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 Humboldt [Geary County].
    • Michigan
      • Marquette County
      • This Humboldt is located in Marquette County and lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Humboldt.
    • Minnesota
      • Kittson County
      • This Humboldt is located in Kittson County and lies 364 miles [585.8 km]<1> to the north of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kittson County community of Humboldt.
      • Marshall 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 Minnesota community of Humboldt [Marshall County].
    • Missouri
      • Pulaski County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Pulaski County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Humboldt.
      • Reynolds 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 Missouri community of Humboldt [Reynolds County].
    • Nebraska
      • Richardson County
      • This Humboldt is located in Richardson County and lies 247 miles [397.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richardson County community of Humboldt.
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt 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 Nevada community of Humboldt [Humboldt County].
      • Pershing County
      • This Humboldt is located in Pershing County and lies 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km]<1> to the west of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pershing County community of Humboldt.
    • Ohio
      • Ross County
      • This Humboldt is located in Ross County and lies 772 miles [1,242.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Humboldt.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Humboldt is located in Luzerne County and lies 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km]<1> to the east of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Humboldt.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Humboldt lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
    • Tennessee
      • Gibson County
      • This Humboldt is located in Gibson County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gibson County community of Humboldt.
    • Wisconsin
      • Brown County
      • This Humboldt is located in Brown County and lies 462 miles [743.5 km]<1> to the east of the Humboldt that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Humboldt.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Humboldt ...

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.

  • Baltic [Minnehaha County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltic have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltic
    • Baltic [Minnehaha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Humboldt
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,178 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltic<5>
  • Chester [Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Humboldt
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<5>
  • Crooks [Minnehaha County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooks
    • Crooks [Minnehaha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Humboldt
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,327 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crooks<5>
  • Franklin [Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Humboldt
    • Estimated population in 2014: 333 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lyons [Minnehaha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Minnehaha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Humboldt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyons<5>
    • Marion [Turner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Turner County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Humboldt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
    • Pumpkin Center [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Minnehaha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Humboldt
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Rumpus Ridge [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rumpus Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumpus Ridge
      • Rumpus Ridge [McCook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Humboldt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumpus Ridge
    • Skyline Heights [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline Heights
      • Skyline Heights [Minnehaha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Humboldt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline Heights
    • Stanley Corner [McCook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley Corner
      • Stanley Corner [McCook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Humboldt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley Corner
    • Tea [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tea
      • Tea [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Humboldt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,031 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tea<5>

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 Humboldt. 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 ...
    • George Lee 'Sparky' Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bridgewater (South Dakota) on Thursday February 22, 1934 and died in Thousand Oaks (California) on Thursday November 4, 2010 at the age of 76.
      • Bridgewater is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Humboldt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Lee 'Sparky' Anderson<6>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Humboldt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Shuman<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sioux Falls, which is the Seat of Minnehaha County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Humboldt to Sioux Falls, with an average speed<7> 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 five to six hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,087 miles [1,749.4 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,414 miles [10,322.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,172 miles [11,542.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,087 miles [8,186.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Minnehaha County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Minnehaha County: www.minnehahacounty.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Humboldt) 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 Humboldt. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Humboldt

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Humboldt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6450, Longitude: -97.0742       In this case, the coordinates for Humboldt 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 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 Humboldt 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>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 Humboldt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Humboldt to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.989 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.067 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.038 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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