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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 Junction City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Junction City 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 Junction City:
    • 42.785955, -96.786088
    • 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 Junction City
  • 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 Junction City ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Junction City.

Within South Dakota, the name Junction City is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Union County
      • This Junction City is located in Union County and lies 709 miles [1,141 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Junction City.
    • California
      • Trinity County
      • This Junction City is located in Trinity County and lies 1,354 miles [2,179.1 km]<1> to the west of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trinity County community of Junction City.
    • Georgia
      • Talbot County
      • This Junction City is located in Talbot County and lies 971 miles [1,562.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Junction City.
    • Illinois
      • Gallatin 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 Illinois community of Junction City [Gallatin County].
      • Marion County
      • This Junction City is located in Marion County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<1> to the southeast of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Junction City.
    • Kansas
      • Geary County
      • This Junction City is located in Geary County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km]<1> to the south of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Geary County community of Junction City.
    • Kentucky
      • Boyle County
      • This Junction City is located in Boyle County and lies 726 miles [1,168.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boyle County community of Junction City.
    • Louisiana
      • Claiborne Parish
      • This Junction City is located in Claiborne Parish and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne Parish community of Junction City.
    • Mississippi
      • Clarke County
      • This Junction City is located in Clarke County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Junction City.
    • Missouri
      • Madison County
      • This Junction City is located in Madison County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Junction City.
    • Nevada
      • Clark 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 Junction City [Clark County].
    • Ohio
      • Fairfield County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Fairfield County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Junction City.
      • Perry County
      • This Junction City is located in Perry County and lies 780 miles [1,255.3 km]<1> to the east of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Junction City.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Junction City is located in Lane County and lies 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Junction City.
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor County
      • This Junction City is located in Grays Harbor County and lies 1,344 miles [2,163 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grays Harbor County community of Junction City.
      • Jefferson 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 Washington community of Junction City [Jefferson County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Portage County
      • This Junction City is located in Portage County and lies 371 miles [597.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Junction City that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Junction City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Junction City ...

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.

  • Big Springs [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Springs
    • Big Springs [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Junction City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Springs
  • Clay Point [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Point
    • Clay Point [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Junction City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Point
  • Elk Point [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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]<1> to the southeast of Junction City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,871 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Point<5>
  • Emmet [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
    • Emmet [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Junction City
    • Estimated population in 2014: 231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Greenfield [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Junction City
      • Estimated population in 2014: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Hill Side [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Side have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Side
      • Hill Side [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Junction City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Side
    • Hub City [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hub City
      • Hub City [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Junction City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub City
    • Lime Grove [Dixon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Grove
      • Lime Grove [Dixon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Junction City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Grove
    • Marshalltown [Clay County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshalltown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshalltown
      • Marshalltown [Clay County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Junction City

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 Junction City. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Junction City.
      • 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 Junction City.
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Junction City.
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Junction City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail Van Buren<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elk Point, which is the Seat of Union County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 208 miles [334.7 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Junction City to Pierre, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,451 miles [10,381.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Union County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Junction City. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Junction City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Junction City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Junction City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Junction City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7860, Longitude: -96.7861    
<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 Junction City 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 Junction City, 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>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 Junction City 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 320.753 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.688 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.063 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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