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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 Lake Preston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lake Preston 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 Lake Preston:
    • 44.361636, -97.376461
    • 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 Lake Preston
  • 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 Lake Preston ...

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.

  • Badger [Kingsbury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Badger
    • Badger [Kingsbury County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Badger<2>
  • Bruce [Brookings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
    • Bruce [Brookings County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Lake Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<2>
  • Carthage [Miner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Miner County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<2>
  • Erwin [Kingsbury County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Kingsbury County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Lake Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<2>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Howard [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Miner County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Lake Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard<2>
    • Prairie Queen [Lake County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Queen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Queen
      • Prairie Queen [Lake County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake Preston
    • Stone Bridge [Hamlin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Bridge
      • Stone Bridge [Hamlin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake Preston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Bridge
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake Preston
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake Preston
      • 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 Lake Preston 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 city such as Lake Preston to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • De Smet, which is the Seat of Kingsbury County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 145 miles [233.4 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Lake Preston to Pierre, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,385 miles [10,275.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,144 miles [11,497.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,065 miles [8,151.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Kingsbury County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake Preston. 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 from Point A (ie- Lake Preston) 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 Lake Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Preston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3616, Longitude: -97.3765       In this case, the coordinates for Lake Preston 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>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 Lake Preston 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 321.228 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.431 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.049 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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