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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 Imlay, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Imlay 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 Imlay:
    • 43.719437, -102.397390
    • 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 Imlay
  • 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 Imlay ...

We have found three communities that share the name Imlay.

Within South Dakota, the name Imlay is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Lapeer 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 Imlay [Lapeer County].
      • Oscoda 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 Imlay [Oscoda County].
    • Nevada
      • Pershing County
      • This Imlay is located in Pershing County and lies 831 miles [1,337.4 km]<2> to the west of the Imlay that is located in Pennington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imlay
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pershing County community of Imlay.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Imlay ...

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.

  • Cactus Flat [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cactus Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus Flat
    • Cactus Flat [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Imlay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus Flat
  • Cottonwood [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Imlay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Interior [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Interior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Interior
    • Interior [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Imlay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 106 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interior
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Interior<4>
  • Potato Creek [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potato Creek
    • Potato Creek [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Imlay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potato Creek
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Red Shirt [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Shirt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Shirt
      • Red Shirt [Oglala Lakota County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Imlay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Shirt
    • Rockyford [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockyford
      • Rockyford [Oglala Lakota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Imlay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockyford
    • Scenic [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scenic
      • Scenic [Pennington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Imlay
      • Estimated population in 2014: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scenic<4>
    • Wicksville [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wicksville
      • Wicksville [Pennington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Imlay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wicksville

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rapid City, which is the Seat of Pennington County and lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Imlay to Rapid City, with an average speed<5> 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 most of two days.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 77 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,570 miles [10,573.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,334 miles [11,802.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,273 miles [8,486.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Pennington County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pennington County: www.co.pennington.sd.us/

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Imlay 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Imlay) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Imlay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7194, Longitude: -102.3974       In this case, the coordinates for Imlay 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 Imlay 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 324.887 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.565 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.98 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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