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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 La Plant, we use the following websites to find information relevant to La Plant 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 La Plant:
    • 45.144706, -100.651530
    • 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 La Plant
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near La Plant ...

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.

  • Forest City [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
    • Forest City [Potter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of La Plant
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City
  • Marksville [Dewey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
    • Marksville [Dewey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of La Plant
    • Estimated population in 2014: 771 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
  • Parade [Dewey County]
  • Promise [Dewey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promise have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Promise
    • Promise [Dewey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of La Plant
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Promise
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Ridgeview [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
      • Ridgeview [Dewey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2014: 47 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeview<3>
    • Trail City [Corson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trail City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trail City
      • Trail City [Corson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of La Plant
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trail City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trail City<3>
    • Virginia [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia
      • Virginia [Dewey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2014: 261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
    • Whitehorse [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehorse have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehorse
      • Whitehorse [Dewey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of La Plant
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehorse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehorse<3>
    • Yellowhorse Ford [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowhorse Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowhorse Ford
      • Yellowhorse Ford [Dewey County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of La Plant
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowhorse Ford

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Timber Lake, which is the Seat of Dewey County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from La Plant to Timber Lake, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,280 miles [2,060 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,440 miles [10,364.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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- La Plant) 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 La Plant. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La Plant

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Plant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1447, Longitude: -100.6515       In this case, the coordinates for La Plant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 La Plant to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 323.651 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.306 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.727 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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