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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 Iona, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Iona 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 Iona:
    • 43.543175, -99.424984
    • 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 Iona
  • 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 Iona ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Iona.

Within South Dakota, the name Iona is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, fourteen are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Lee County
      • This Iona is located in Lee County and lies 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Iona.
    • Idaho
      • Bonneville County
      • This Iona is located in Bonneville County and lies 625 miles [1,005.8 km]<1> to the west of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bonneville County community of Iona.
    • Indiana
      • Knox County
      • This Iona is located in Knox County and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Iona.
    • Minnesota
      • Murray County
      • This Iona is located in Murray County and lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the east of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Murray County community of Iona.
    • Missouri
      • Cape Girardeau County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Cape Girardeau County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cape Girardeau County community of Iona.
      • Worth County
      • Although located in Worth County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worth County community of Iona.
    • Montana
      • Dawson 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 Montana community of Iona [Dawson County].
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This Iona is located in Gloucester County and lies 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km]<1> to the east of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Iona.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Iona lies 2,184 miles [3,514.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Iona lies 1,881 miles [3,027.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Ashtabula County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Iona.
    • Oklahoma
      • Murray County
      • This Iona is located in Murray County and lies 629 miles [1,012.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Murray County community of Iona.
    • Ontario
      • This Iona lies 909 miles [1,462.9 km]<1> to the east of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lebanon County
      • This Iona is located in Lebanon County and lies 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km]<1> to the east of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lebanon County community of Iona.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Iona lies 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
    • Texas
      • Parker County
      • This Iona is located in Parker County and lies 756 miles [1,216.7 km]<1> to the south of the Iona that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parker County community of Iona.
      • Tarrant 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 Texas community of Iona [Tarrant County].
    • Washington
      • Adams 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 Washington community of Iona [Adams County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Iona ...

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.

  • Chamberlain [Brule County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlain
    • Chamberlain [Brule County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Iona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,366 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chamberlain<5>
  • Eagle [Brule County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
    • Eagle [Brule County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Iona
    • Estimated population in 2014: 17 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
  • Grandview [Brule County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
    • Grandview [Brule County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Iona
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
  • Gregory [Gregory County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory [Gregory County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Iona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,242 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gregory<5>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Ideal [Tripp County]
    • Lucas [Gregory County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas
      • Lucas [Gregory County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Iona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas
    • Reliance [Lyman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reliance have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reliance
      • Reliance [Lyman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Iona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reliance<5>
    • Winner [Tripp County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winner
      • Winner [Tripp County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Iona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,824 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winner<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kennebec, which is the Seat of Lyman County and lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Iona to Kennebec, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 69 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,492 miles [10,447.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Lyman County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Iona. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Iona) 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 Iona. 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 Iona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5432, Longitude: -99.4250    
<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 Iona, 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 Iona 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 Iona 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 322.688 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.008 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.349 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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