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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 Kennebec, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kennebec 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 Kennebec:
    • 43.905642, -99.861971
    • 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 Kennebec
  • 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 Kennebec ...

We have found six communities that share the name Kennebec.

Within South Dakota, the name Kennebec is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Monona County
      • This Kennebec is located in Monona County and lies 230 miles [370.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Kennebec that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennebec
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monona County community of Kennebec.
    • Kansas
      • Russell 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 Kennebec [Russell County].
    • Kentucky
      • Franklin County
      • This Kennebec is located in Franklin County and lies 870 miles [1,400.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Kennebec that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennebec
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Kennebec.
    • Maine
      • Kennebec County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Kennebec County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kennebec County community of Kennebec.
      • Washington County
      • This Kennebec is located in Washington County and lies 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Kennebec that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennebec
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Kennebec.
    • North Carolina
      • Wake County
      • This Kennebec is located in Wake County and lies 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Kennebec that is located in Lyman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennebec
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Kennebec.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kennebec ...

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.

  • Carter [Tripp County]
  • Chamberlain [Brule County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlain have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlain
    • Chamberlain [Brule County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Kennebec
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,366 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chamberlain<4>
  • Council House [Lyman County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council House have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council House
    • Council House [Lyman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Kennebec
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council House
  • Ideal [Tripp County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ideal
    • Ideal [Tripp County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Kennebec
    • Estimated population in 2014: 123 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ideal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ideal<4>
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Lees Corner [Buffalo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Corner
      • Lees Corner [Buffalo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Kennebec
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Corner
    • Reliance [Lyman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reliance have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reliance
      • Reliance [Lyman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Kennebec
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reliance<4>
    • Winner [Tripp County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winner
      • Winner [Tripp County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Kennebec
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,824 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winner<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Kennebec to Pierre, 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.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 70 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,247 miles [11,662.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,175 miles [8,328.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kennebec. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kennebec) 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 Kennebec. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kennebec

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kennebec. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9056, Longitude: -99.8620    
<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 Kennebec 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 Kennebec, 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>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 Kennebec 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 323.022 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.437 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.523 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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