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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 Isabel, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Isabel 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 Isabel:
    • 45.395814, -101.429037
    • 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 Isabel
  • 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 Isabel ...

We have found six communities that share the name Isabel.

Within South Dakota, the name Isabel is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Edgar County
      • This Isabel is located in Edgar County and lies 790 miles [1,271.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Isabel that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isabel
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edgar County community of Isabel.
    • Kansas
      • Barber County
      • This Isabel is located in Barber County and lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Isabel that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isabel
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barber County community of Isabel.
    • Louisiana
      • Washington Parish
      • This Isabel is located in Washington Parish and lies 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Isabel that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isabel
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington Parish community of Isabel.
    • North Dakota
      • Benson County
      • This Isabel is located in Benson County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Isabel that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isabel
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benson County community of Isabel.
    • Oregon
      • Lane 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 Oregon community of Isabel [Lane County].
    • Texas
      • Cameron 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 Texas community of Isabel [Cameron County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Isabel ...

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.

  • Black Horse [Corson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Horse
    • Black Horse [Corson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Isabel
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Horse
  • Eagle Butte [Dewey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Butte
    • Eagle Butte [Dewey County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Isabel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,346 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Butte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Butte<4>
  • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grass
    • Green Grass [Dewey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Isabel
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 35 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grass
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Iron Lightning [Ziebach County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Lightning have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Lightning
      • Iron Lightning [Ziebach County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Isabel
      • Estimated population in 2014: 412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Lightning
    • Parade [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parade
      • Parade [Dewey County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Isabel
      • Estimated population in 2014: 34 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parade<4>
    • Red Elm [Ziebach County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Elm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Elm
      • Red Elm [Ziebach County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Isabel
    • Thunder Butte [Ziebach County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunder Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunder Butte
      • Thunder Butte [Ziebach County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Isabel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunder Butte
    • Timber Lake [Dewey County]
    • Whitehorse [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehorse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehorse
      • Whitehorse [Dewey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Isabel
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehorse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehorse<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Timber Lake, which is the Seat of Dewey County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Isabel to Timber Lake, with an average speed<5> 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 five to six hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 88 miles [141.6 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 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,320 miles [2,124.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 52 days and walking would take 75 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,448 miles [10,377.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,157 miles [8,299.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Dewey County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Isabel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3958, Longitude: -101.4290       In this case, the coordinates for Isabel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Isabel 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>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 Isabel 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 324.238 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.009 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.124 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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