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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 Lacy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lacy 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 Lacy:
    • 44.495535, -100.701254
    • 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 Lacy
  • 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 Lacy ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Lacy.

Within South Dakota, the name Lacy is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Bradley County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Lacy [Bradley County].
      • Desha County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Lacy [Desha County].
    • Colorado
      • Garfield County
      • This Lacy is located in Garfield County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Lacy that is located in Stanley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of Lacy.
    • Indiana
      • Martin County
      • This Lacy is located in Martin County and lies 823 miles [1,324.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Lacy that is located in Stanley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Lacy.
    • Kansas
      • Geary County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Lacy [Geary County].
    • Kentucky
      • Rowan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Lacy [Rowan County].
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Lacy [Chouteau County].
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Lacy [Ocean County].
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Lacy.
    • Tennessee
      • Hardeman County
      • This Lacy is located in Hardeman County and lies 900 miles [1,448.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Lacy that is located in Stanley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardeman County community of Lacy.
    • Texas
      • Trinity County
      • This Lacy is located in Trinity County and lies 973 miles [1,565.9 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Lacy that is located in Stanley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trinity County community of Lacy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lacy ...

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.

  • Blunt [Hughes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blunt
    • Blunt [Hughes County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Lacy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 354 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blunt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blunt<4>
  • Bunker [Stanley County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker
    • Bunker [Stanley County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Lacy
  • Cherry Creek [Ziebach County]
  • Gray Goose [Hughes County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray Goose have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Goose
    • Gray Goose [Hughes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Lacy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Goose
  • Ridgeview [Dewey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
    • Ridgeview [Dewey County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Lacy
    • Estimated population in 2014: 47 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeview<4>

How Far From Lacy to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Lacy to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fort Pierre, which is the Seat of Stanley County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lacy to Fort Pierre, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,274 miles [2,050.3 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 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,478 miles [10,425.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,241 miles [11,653.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Stanley County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lacy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Lacy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lacy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4955, Longitude: -100.7013       In this case, the coordinates for Lacy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Lacy 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.
<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 Lacy 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 323.664 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.245 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.881 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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