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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 Langford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Langford 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 Langford:
    • 45.602174, -97.829823
    • 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 Langford
  • 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 Langford ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Langford.

Within South Dakota, the name Langford is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, ten are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Langford is located in Jefferson County and lies 855 miles [1,376 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Langford that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Langford.
    • British Columbia
      • This Langford lies 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Langford that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
    • Colorado
      • Boulder 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 Langford [Boulder County].
    • Kentucky
      • Rockcastle 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 Kentucky community of Langford [Rockcastle County].
    • Maryland
      • Kent County
      • This Langford is located in Kent County and lies 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Langford that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Langford.
    • Mississippi
      • Rankin County
      • This Langford is located in Rankin County and lies 1,006 miles [1,619 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Langford that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rankin County community of Langford.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Langford is located in Erie County and lies 961 miles [1,546.6 km]<1> to the east of the Langford that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Langford.
    • Ontario
      • This Langford lies 887 miles [1,427.5 km]<1> to the east of the Langford that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Langford is located in Salt Lake County and lies 791 miles [1,273 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Langford that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Langford.
      • Weber County
      • This Langford is located in Weber County and lies 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the west southwest of the Langford that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Langford.
    • Virginia
      • Albemarle County
      • This Langford is located in Albemarle County and lies 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Langford that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albemarle County community of Langford.
      • Hanover 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 Virginia community of Langford [Hanover County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Langford ...

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.

  • Bath [Brown County]
  • Butler [Day County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Day County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Langford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Eden [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Marshall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Langford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<3>
  • Frisby [Clark County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisby
    • Frisby [Clark County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Langford
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Havana [Sargent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
      • Havana [Sargent County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Langford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havana<3>
    • Hillhead [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillhead
      • Hillhead [Marshall County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Langford
      • Estimated population in 2014: 990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillhead
    • James [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Brown County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Langford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
    • Kidder [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidder
      • Kidder [Marshall County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Langford
      • Estimated population in 2014: 77 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kidder
    • Lake City [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Marshall County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Langford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<3>
    • Spain [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spain
      • Spain [Marshall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Langford
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spain

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Britton, which is the Seat of Marshall County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Langford to Britton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 148 miles [238.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 66 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,332 miles [10,190.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,093 miles [11,415.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,022 miles [8,082.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Langford. 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 '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- Langford) 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 Langford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Langford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Langford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6022, Longitude: -97.8298       In this case, the coordinates for Langford 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Langford 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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.
<6>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 Langford to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 321.586 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.995 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.026 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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