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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 Huron, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Huron 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 Huron:
    • 44.363873, -98.218146
    • 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 Huron
  • 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 Huron ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Huron.

Within South Dakota, the name Huron is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson 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 Alabama community of Huron [Jefferson County].
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Yavapai County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Huron.
    • Arkansas
      • Izard 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 Huron [Izard County].
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Huron is located in Fresno County and lies 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Huron.
    • Georgia
      • Putnam 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 Georgia community of Huron [Putnam County].
    • Indiana
      • Lawrence County
      • This Huron is located in Lawrence County and lies 711 miles [1,144.2 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Huron.
    • Iowa
      • Des Moines County
      • This Huron is located in Des Moines County and lies 430 miles [692 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Des Moines County community of Huron.
    • Kansas
      • Atchison County
      • This Huron is located in Atchison County and lies 357 miles [574.5 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atchison County community of Huron.
      • Jewell 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 Kansas community of Huron [Jewell County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Martin Parish
      • This Huron is located in Saint Martin Parish and lies 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Martin Parish community of Huron.
    • Michigan
      • Huron 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 Michigan community of Huron [Huron County].
      • Saint Clair County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Huron.
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Huron [Wayne County].
    • Mississippi
      • Amite County
      • This Huron is located in Amite County and lies 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amite County community of Huron.
    • Missouri
      • Polk County
      • This Huron is located in Polk County and lies 524 miles [843.3 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Huron.
    • New York
      • Wayne County
      • This Huron is located in Wayne County and lies 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km]<3> to the east of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Huron.
    • Ohio
      • Erie County
      • This Huron is located in Erie County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<3> to the east of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Huron.
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This Huron is located in Umatilla County and lies 983 miles [1,582 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Umatilla County community of Huron.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • This Huron is located in Fayette County and lies 984 miles [1,583.6 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Huron.
    • Tennessee
      • Henderson County
      • This Huron is located in Henderson County and lies 792 miles [1,274.6 km]<3> to the southeast of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Huron.
    • Texas
      • Hill 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 Texas community of Huron [Hill County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Chippewa County
      • This Huron is located in Chippewa County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km]<3> to the east of the Huron that is located in Beadle County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chippewa County community of Huron.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Huron ...

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.

  • Carpenter [Clark County]
  • Carthage [Miner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Miner County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Huron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<4>
  • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
    • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the south of Huron
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
  • James Valley Junction [Beadle County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Valley Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Valley Junction
    • James Valley Junction [Beadle County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the west of Huron
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Valley Junction
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Lane [Jerauld County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Jerauld County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Huron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<4>
    • Spottswood [Spink County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spottswood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spottswood
      • Spottswood [Spink County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the northwest of Huron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spottswood
    • Success [Clark County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Clark County] was located 36 miles [57.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Huron
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6,741 people
    • Willow Lake [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake [Clark County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Huron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 243 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Lake<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 103 miles [165.8 km]<3> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Huron to Pierre, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 66 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,411 miles [10,317.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,171 miles [11,540.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Huron: www.huronsd.com/

The official website for Beadle County: www.beadlecounty.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 Huron 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>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 Huron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Huron) 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 Huron. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Huron

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Huron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3639, Longitude: -98.2181       In this case, the coordinates for Huron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<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 Huron 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 321.839 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.131 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.515 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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