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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 Irene, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Irene 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 Irene:
    • 43.083047, -97.160608
    • 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 Irene
  • 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 Irene ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Irene.

Within South Dakota, the name Irene is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Irene [Calhoun County].
    • Georgia
      • Washington 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 Georgia community of Irene [Washington County].
    • Illinois
      • Boone County
      • This Irene is located in Boone County and lies 424 miles [682.4 km]<3> to the east of the Irene that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Irene.
    • Kansas
      • Hamilton 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 Irene [Hamilton County].
      • Pratt 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 Kansas community of Irene [Pratt County].
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Irene is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 920 miles [1,480.6 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Irene that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Irene.
    • Mississippi
      • Pike County
      • This Irene is located in Pike County and lies 898 miles [1,445.2 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Irene that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Irene.
    • Ohio
      • Summit County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Summit County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Irene.
    • Tennessee
      • Shelby County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Irene [Shelby County].
    • Texas
      • Hill County
      • This Irene is located in Hill County and lies 765 miles [1,231.1 km]<3> to the south of the Irene that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hill County community of Irene.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Irene is located in Weber County and lies 767 miles [1,234.4 km]<3> to the west of the Irene that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Irene.
    • Virginia
      • Loudoun 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 Virginia community of Irene [Loudoun County].
    • West Virginia
      • Lincoln County
      • This Irene is located in Lincoln County and lies 868 miles [1,396.9 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Irene that is located in Turner County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Irene.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Irene ...

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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff Center
    • Bluff Center [Clay County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Irene
  • Centerville [Turner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Turner County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Irene
    • Estimated population in 2019: 872 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<5>
  • Gayville [Yankton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayville
    • Gayville [Yankton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Irene
    • Estimated population in 2019: 396 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gayville<5>
  • Hooker [Turner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooker
    • Hooker [Turner County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Irene
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Mission Hill [Yankton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hill
      • Mission Hill [Yankton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Irene
      • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission Hill<5>
    • Spring Valley [Turner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Turner County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Irene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Star Corner [Clay County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Corner
      • Star Corner [Clay County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Irene
    • Turkey Ridge [Turner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Ridge
      • Turkey Ridge [Turner County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Irene
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Ridge

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Parker, which is the Seat of Turner County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Irene to Parker, with an average speed<6> 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 most of a day.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 181 miles [291.3 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 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,084 miles [1,744.5 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,447 miles [10,375.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Irene, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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 Irene 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>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- Irene) 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 Irene. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Irene

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Irene. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0830, Longitude: -97.1606       In this case, the coordinates for Irene have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Irene 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 321.032 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.046 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.203 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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