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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 Jefferson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Jefferson 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 Jefferson:
    • 42.603606, -96.561699
    • 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 Jefferson
  • 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 Jefferson ...

We have found 58 communities that share the name Jefferson.

Within South Dakota, the name Jefferson is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 58 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 58 communities, 56 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson 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 Alabama community of Jefferson [Jefferson County].
      • Marengo County
      • This Jefferson is located in Marengo County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<2> to the southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marengo County community of Jefferson.
    • Arkansas
      • Columbia County
      • This Jefferson is located in Columbia County and lies 661 miles [1,063.8 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Jefferson.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Jefferson is located in Jefferson County and lies 615 miles [989.7 km] to the south southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Jefferson.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Jefferson is located in Los Angeles County and lies 1,311 miles [2,109.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Jefferson.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Colorado community of Jefferson [Arapahoe County].
      • Park County
      • This Jefferson is located in Park County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Park County community of Jefferson.
    • Georgia
      • Camden County
      • This Jefferson is located in Camden County and lies 1,142 miles [1,837.9 km]<2> to the southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Jefferson.
      • Jackson County
      • This Jefferson is located in Jackson County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Jefferson.
      • Putnam County
      • This Jefferson is located in Putnam County and lies 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Jefferson.
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of Jefferson [Cook County].
    • Indiana
      • Clinton County
      • This Jefferson is located in Clinton County and lies 540 miles [869 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Jefferson.
    • Iowa
      • Greene County
      • This Jefferson is located in Greene County and lies 118 miles [189.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Jefferson.
    • Kansas
      • Montgomery County
      • This Jefferson is located in Montgomery County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<2> to the south of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Jefferson.
      • Republic 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 Kansas community of Jefferson [Republic County].
      • Shawnee 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 Jefferson [Shawnee County].
    • Louisiana
      • Jefferson Parish
      • This Jefferson is located in Jefferson Parish and lies 941 miles [1,514.4 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson Parish community of Jefferson.
      • Lafayette Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Jefferson [Lafayette Parish].
    • Maine
      • Lincoln County
      • This Jefferson is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,358 miles [2,185.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Jefferson.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Jefferson is located in Frederick County and lies 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km]<2> to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Jefferson.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Jefferson is located in Worcester County and lies 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km]<2> to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Jefferson.
    • Michigan
      • Cass 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 Jefferson [Cass County].
      • Hillsdale 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 Jefferson [Hillsdale County].
      • Jackson County
      • This Jefferson is located in Jackson County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<2> to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Jefferson.
      • Wayne 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 Jefferson [Wayne County].
    • Mississippi
      • Carroll County
      • This Jefferson is located in Carroll County and lies 716 miles [1,152.3 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Jefferson.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Jefferson is located in Jefferson County and lies 814 miles [1,310 km] to the south southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Jefferson.
    • Montana
      • Gallatin County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Jefferson [Gallatin County].
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Jefferson [Nye County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Coos County
      • This Jefferson is located in Coos County and lies 1,257 miles [2,022.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Jefferson.
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This Jefferson is located in Gloucester County and lies 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km]<2> to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Jefferson.
    • New York
      • Greene 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 New York community of Jefferson [Greene County].
      • Schoharie County
      • This Jefferson is located in Schoharie County and lies 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km]<2> to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schoharie County community of Jefferson.
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe County
      • This Jefferson is located in Ashe County and lies 908 miles [1,461.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashe County community of Jefferson.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Jefferson lies 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This Jefferson is located in Ashtabula County and lies 809 miles [1,302 km]<2> to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Jefferson.
      • Fairfield County
      • This Jefferson is located in Fairfield County and lies 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Jefferson.
      • Jefferson County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Jefferson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Jefferson.
      • Madison County
      • This Jefferson is located in Madison County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Jefferson.
      • Wayne County
      • This Jefferson is located in Wayne County and lies 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Jefferson.
    • Oklahoma
      • Grant County
      • This Jefferson is located in Grant County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<2> to the south of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Jefferson.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Jefferson.
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • This Jefferson is located in Marion County and lies 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Jefferson.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • This Jefferson is located in Clarion County and lies 877 miles [1,411.4 km]<2> to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Jefferson.
      • Greene County
      • This Jefferson is located in Greene County and lies 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Jefferson.
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Jefferson is located in Schuylkill County and lies 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Jefferson.
      • Washington County
      • This Jefferson is located in Washington County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Jefferson.
      • York County
      • This Jefferson is located in York County and lies 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Jefferson.
    • South Carolina
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Jefferson is located in Chesterfield County and lies 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Jefferson.
    • Tennessee
      • DeKalb County
      • This Jefferson is located in DeKalb County and lies 741 miles [1,192.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Jefferson.
      • Rutherford 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 Tennessee community of Jefferson [Rutherford County].
    • Texas
      • Marion County
      • This Jefferson is located in Marion County and lies 690 miles [1,110.4 km]<2> to the south of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Jefferson.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Jefferson is located in Fairfax County and lies 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km]<2> to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Jefferson.
      • Powhatan County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Jefferson [Powhatan County].
    • Washington
      • Spokane 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 Washington community of Jefferson [Spokane County].
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Jefferson is located in Kanawha County and lies 827 miles [1,330.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Jefferson.
      • Lincoln 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 West Virginia community of Jefferson [Lincoln County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Jefferson County
      • This Jefferson is located in Jefferson County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<2> to the east of the Jefferson that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Jefferson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jefferson ...

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.

  • Dakota Dunes [Union County]
  • Elk Point [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Point have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Point
    • Elk Point [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Jefferson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,871 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Point<4>
  • Evergreen Village [Woodbury County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen Village
    • Evergreen Village [Woodbury County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Jefferson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Village
  • Glen Ellen [Woodbury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ellen
    • Glen Ellen [Woodbury County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Jefferson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ellen
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Holiday Village [Woodbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Village
      • Holiday Village [Woodbury County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Village
    • James [Plymouth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Plymouth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
    • Junction City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Martinsburg [Dixon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
      • Martinsburg [Dixon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
    • Merrill [Plymouth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 731 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merrill<4>
    • Ruble [Plymouth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruble have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruble
      • Ruble [Plymouth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruble
    • Sergeant Bluff [Woodbury County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sergeant Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sergeant Bluff
      • Sergeant Bluff [Woodbury County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Jefferson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sergeant Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sergeant Bluff<4>
    • Yeomans [Plymouth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yeomans have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yeomans
      • Yeomans [Plymouth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Jefferson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeomans

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Jefferson. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Charles Edward 'Buster' Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Boone (Iowa) on Wednesday August 31, 1881 and died in Sioux City (Iowa) on Monday February 9, 1914 at the age of 32. He is buried at Onawa Cemetery (Monona County, Iowa).
      • Sioux City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Jefferson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Edward 'Buster' Brown<6>
    • James Coburn     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Laurel (Nebraska) on Friday August 31, 1928 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 2002 at the age of 74. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Laurel is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Jefferson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Coburn<6>
    • Peggy Gilbert     (Musician)
    • Jerry Mathers     (Actor, singer)
      • Actor, singer. He was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Wednesday June 2, 1948
      • Sioux City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Jefferson.
    • Abigail Van Buren     (Advise columnist, radio show host)
      • Advise columnist, radio show host. She was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Thursday July 4, 1918 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Wednesday January 16, 2013 at the age of 94. She is buried at Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Sioux City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Jefferson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail Van Buren<6>

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

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

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    • Elk Point, which is the Seat of Union County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 224 miles [360.5 km]<2> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Jefferson to Pierre, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,454 miles [10,386.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Jefferson 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jefferson) 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 Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jefferson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6036, Longitude: -96.5617       In this case, the coordinates for Jefferson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Jefferson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Jefferson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.586 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.473 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.981 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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