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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 Keefton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Keefton 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 Keefton:
    • 44.741638, -97.857311
    • 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 Keefton
  • 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 Keefton ...

We have found one communities that share the name Keefton.

Within South Dakota, the name Keefton is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, there is another community also named Keefton in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Oklahoma
      • Muskogee County
      • This Keefton is located in Muskogee County and lies 645 miles [1,038 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Keefton that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keefton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskogee County community of Keefton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Keefton ...

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.

  • Carpenter [Clark County]
  • Clark [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Clark County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Keefton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clark<2>
  • Garden City [Clark County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
    • Garden City [Clark County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Keefton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<2>
  • Henry [Codington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry [Codington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Keefton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<2>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Julian [Clark County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Julian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julian
      • Julian [Clark County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Keefton
    • Naples [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Clark County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Keefton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
    • Raymond [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Keefton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<2>
    • Success [Clark County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Clark County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Keefton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6,741 people
    • Willow Lake [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Keefton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 243 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Lake<2>

How Far From Keefton 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 Keefton 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<4> community of Keefton once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Keefton and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Clark, which is the Seat of Clark County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Keefton to Clark, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,379 miles [10,266 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,140 miles [11,490.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,064 miles [8,149.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Dakota

About Clark 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Keefton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keefton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7416, Longitude: -97.8573       In this case, the coordinates for Keefton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Keefton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Keefton 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 321.587 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.889 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.233 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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