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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 Iron Lightning, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Iron Lightning 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 Iron Lightning:
    • 45.179701, -101.846265
    • 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 Iron Lightning
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Iron Lightning ...

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.

  • Chance [Perkins County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chance have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chance
    • Chance [Perkins County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Iron Lightning
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chance
  • Chase [Ziebach County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase
    • Chase [Ziebach County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Iron Lightning
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase
  • Coal Springs [Perkins County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Springs
    • Coal Springs [Perkins County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Iron Lightning
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Springs
  • Faith [Meade County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faith have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faith
    • Faith [Meade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Iron Lightning
    • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faith<3>
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    • Glad Valley [Ziebach County]
    • Green Grass [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grass
      • Green Grass [Dewey County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Iron Lightning
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 35 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grass
    • Red Elm [Ziebach County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Elm have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Elm
      • Red Elm [Ziebach County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Iron Lightning
    • Red Scaffold [Ziebach County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Scaffold have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Scaffold
      • Red Scaffold [Ziebach County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Iron Lightning
      • Estimated population in 2014: 372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Scaffold
    • Thunder Butte [Ziebach County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunder Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunder Butte
      • Thunder Butte [Ziebach County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Iron Lightning
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunder Butte

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Dupree, which is the Seat of Ziebach County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Iron Lightning to Dupree, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 76 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,472 miles [10,415.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,237 miles [11,646.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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- Iron Lightning) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron Lightning. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1797, Longitude: -101.8463       In this case, the coordinates for Iron Lightning have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Iron Lightning to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 324.541 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.333 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.406 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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