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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 Jeffrey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Jeffrey 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 Jeffrey:
    • 45.723609, -100.579579
    • 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 Jeffrey
  • 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 Jeffrey ...

We have found five communities that share the name Jeffrey.

Within South Dakota, the name Jeffrey is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski County
      • This Jeffrey is located in Pulaski County and lies 868 miles [1,396.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Jeffrey that is located in Corson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffrey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Jeffrey.
    • Kansas
      • Pottawatomie 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 Jeffrey [Pottawatomie County].
    • Kentucky
      • Monroe County
      • This Jeffrey is located in Monroe County and lies 981 miles [1,578.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Jeffrey that is located in Corson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffrey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Jeffrey.
    • Tennessee
      • Monroe 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 Tennessee community of Jeffrey [Monroe County].
    • West Virginia
      • Boone County
      • This Jeffrey is located in Boone County and lies 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Jeffrey that is located in Corson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffrey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Jeffrey.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jeffrey ...

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.

  • Bullhead [Corson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullhead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullhead
    • Bullhead [Corson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Jeffrey
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullhead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullhead<5>
  • Kenel [Corson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenel
    • Kenel [Corson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Jeffrey
    • Estimated population in 2014: 61 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenel
  • Little Eagle [Corson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Eagle
    • Little Eagle [Corson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Jeffrey
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 319 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Eagle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Eagle<5>
  • Maple Leaf [Corson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Leaf have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Leaf
    • Maple Leaf [Corson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Jeffrey
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Leaf
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Mound City [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Campbell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Jeffrey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound City<5>
    • Pollock [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
      • Pollock [Campbell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Jeffrey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollock<5>
    • Snake Creek [Corson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snake Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snake Creek
      • Snake Creek [Corson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Jeffrey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snake Creek
    • Trail City [Corson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trail City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trail City
      • Trail City [Corson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Jeffrey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trail City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trail City<5>

How Far From Jeffrey to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Jeffrey to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Jeffrey once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Jeffrey and extending to:

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    • McIntosh, which is the Seat of Corson County and lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Jeffrey to McIntosh, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the south (S). 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 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 73 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,406 miles [10,309.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,170 miles [11,539 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,112 miles [8,227 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Corson County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 from Point A (ie- Jeffrey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jeffrey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7236, Longitude: -100.5796       In this case, the coordinates for Jeffrey 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 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 Jeffrey 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>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 Jeffrey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Jeffrey 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 323.616 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.333 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.57 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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