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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 Kirk, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kirk 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 Kirk:
    • 44.343040, -103.793533
    • 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 Kirk
  • 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 Kirk ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Kirk.

Within South Dakota, the name Kirk is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 24 communities, 23 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pickens County
      • This Kirk is located in Pickens County and lies 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Kirk.
    • Arkansas
      • Saline 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 Arkansas community of Kirk [Saline County].
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Colorado community of Kirk [Arapahoe County].
      • Yuma County
      • This Kirk is located in Yuma County and lies 332 miles [534.3 km]<1> to the south of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yuma County community of Kirk.
    • Georgia
      • Heard County
      • This Kirk is located in Heard County and lies 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Heard County community of Kirk.
    • Kentucky
      • Breckinridge County
      • This Kirk is located in Breckinridge County and lies 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Breckinridge County community of Kirk.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore 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 Maryland community of Kirk [Baltimore County].
    • Michigan
      • Newaygo 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 Michigan community of Kirk [Newaygo County].
      • Ottawa 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 Kirk [Ottawa County].
      • Van Buren 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 Kirk [Van Buren County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Kirk is located in Saint Louis County and lies 574 miles [923.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Kirk.
    • Missouri
      • Dunklin County
      • This Kirk is located in Dunklin County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dunklin County community of Kirk.
    • Nebraska
      • Banner County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Banner County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Banner County community of Kirk.
    • New Mexico
      • Quay County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Quay County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Quay County community of Kirk.
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Kirk is located in Chenango County and lies 1,408 miles [2,266 km]<1> to the east of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Kirk.
    • North Dakota
      • Bottineau 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 North Dakota community of Kirk [Bottineau County].
    • Ohio
      • Mahoning County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Mahoning County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of Kirk.
      • Trumbull County
      • This community is historic and although located in Trumbull County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trumbull County community of Kirk.
    • Ontario
      • This Kirk lies 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
    • Oregon
      • Klamath County
      • This Kirk is located in Klamath County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<1> to the west of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Klamath County community of Kirk.
    • Tennessee
      • Fayette County
      • This Kirk is located in Fayette County and lies 984 miles [1,583.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Kirk.
    • Texas
      • Bexar County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Bexar County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bexar County community of Kirk.
      • Limestone County
      • This Kirk is located in Limestone County and lies 960 miles [1,545 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Limestone County community of Kirk.
    • West Virginia
      • Mingo County
      • This Kirk is located in Mingo County and lies 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Kirk that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirk
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mingo County community of Kirk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kirk ...

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.

  • Blacktail [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacktail have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacktail
    • Blacktail [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Kirk
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacktail
  • Carterville [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carterville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
    • Carterville [Lawrence County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Kirk
  • Carthage [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Lawrence County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Kirk
  • Cheyenne Crossing [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheyenne Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne Crossing
    • Cheyenne Crossing [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Kirk
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne Crossing
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Deadwood [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadwood
      • Deadwood [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Kirk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,293 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deadwood<5>
    • Gayville [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayville
      • Gayville [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Kirk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayville
    • Lead [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead
      • Lead [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Kirk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<5>
    • Ragged Top [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ragged Top have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragged Top
      • Ragged Top [Lawrence County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Kirk
      • Estimated population in 2014: 73 people
    • Terry [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Kirk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Trojan [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trojan
      • Trojan [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Kirk
      • Estimated population in 2014: 627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trojan

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 Kirk. 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 ...
    • James 'Death Valley Jim' Scott     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Deadwood, which is the Seat of Lawrence County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Kirk to Pierre, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 81 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,340 miles [11,812.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,290 miles [8,513.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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About Lawrence County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lawrence County: www.lawrence.sd.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kirk) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kirk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3430, Longitude: -103.7935       In this case, the coordinates for Kirk 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 Kirk 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 Kirk, 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 Kirk 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 325.964 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.88 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.672 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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