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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 Lesterville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lesterville 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 Lesterville:
    • 43.038607, -97.590898
    • 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 Lesterville
  • 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 Lesterville ...

We have found five communities that share the name Lesterville.

Within South Dakota, the name Lesterville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Randolph County
      • This Lesterville is located in Randolph County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Lesterville that is located in Yankton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lesterville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Lesterville.
    • Indiana
      • Washington 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 Indiana community of Lesterville [Washington County].
    • Kansas
      • Saline 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 Kansas community of Lesterville [Saline County].
    • Michigan
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Lesterville is located in Saint Clair County and lies 740 miles [1,190.9 km]<1> to the east of the Lesterville that is located in Yankton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lesterville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Lesterville.
    • Missouri
      • Reynolds County
      • This Lesterville is located in Reynolds County and lies 524 miles [843.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Lesterville that is located in Yankton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lesterville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reynolds County community of Lesterville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lesterville ...

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.

  • Freeman [Hutchinson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
    • Freeman [Hutchinson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Lesterville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,275 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeman<4>
  • Irene [Turner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irene have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irene
    • Irene [Turner County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Lesterville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irene<4>
  • Jamesville [Yankton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesville
    • Jamesville [Yankton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lesterville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 232 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
  • Kingsburg [Bon Homme County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsburg
    • Kingsburg [Bon Homme County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Lesterville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 697 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsburg
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maxwell Colony [Hutchinson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell Colony
      • Maxwell Colony [Hutchinson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Lesterville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell Colony
    • Mission Hill [Yankton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hill
      • Mission Hill [Yankton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lesterville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission Hill<4>
    • Scotland [Bon Homme County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Bon Homme County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lesterville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 804 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland<4>
    • Spring Valley [Turner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Turner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Lesterville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Turkey Ridge [Turner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Ridge
      • Turkey Ridge [Turner County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lesterville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Ridge
    • Wolf Creek [Hutchinson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Creek
      • Wolf Creek [Hutchinson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Lesterville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Yankton, which is the Seat of Yankton County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lesterville to Yankton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 164 miles [263.9 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,106 miles [1,779.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 63 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,463 miles [10,401.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,221 miles [11,621.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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About Yankton County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yankton County: www.co.yankton.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lesterville) 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 Lesterville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lesterville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lesterville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0386, Longitude: -97.5909       In this case, the coordinates for Lesterville 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 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 Lesterville 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>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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Lesterville 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 321.339 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.393 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.445 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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