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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 Lancaster City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lancaster City 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 Lancaster City:
    • 44.379151, -103.774088
    • 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 Lancaster City
  • 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 Lancaster City ...

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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacktail
    • Blacktail [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Lancaster City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacktail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacktail
  • Carbonate [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbonate
    • Carbonate [Lawrence County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Lancaster City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbonate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Carterville [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
    • Carterville [Lawrence County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lancaster City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Carthage [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Lawrence County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Deadwood [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadwood
      • Deadwood [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,294 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deadwood<3>
    • Elizabethtown [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
      • Elizabethtown [Lawrence County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Lancaster City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gayville [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayville
      • Gayville [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Lancaster City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayville
    • Lead [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead
      • Lead [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Lancaster City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<3>
    • Terry [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Trojan [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trojan
      • Trojan [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lancaster City
      • 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 Lancaster City. 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.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Lancaster City once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Lancaster City and extending to:

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    • Deadwood, which is the Seat of Lawrence County and lies just to the East.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 170 miles [273.6 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Lancaster City to Pierre, with an average speed<6>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 1,423 miles [2,290.1 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,572 miles [10,576.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,337 miles [11,807.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,288 miles [8,510.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Dakota

About Lawrence County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Lancaster City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lancaster City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lancaster CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3792, Longitude: -103.7741       In this case, the coordinates for Lancaster City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Lancaster City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Lancaster City 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 325.952 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.869 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.655 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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