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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 Lone Tree, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lone Tree 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 Lone Tree:
    • 43.978861, -96.729217
    • 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 Lone Tree
  • 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 Lone Tree ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Lone Tree.

Within South Dakota, the name Lone Tree is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Douglas County
      • This Lone Tree is located in Douglas County and lies 519 miles [835.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Lone Tree that is located in Moody County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Lone Tree.
      • Weld 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 Lone Tree [Weld County].
    • Illinois
      • Bureau 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 Illinois community of Lone Tree [Bureau County].
      • Henderson County
      • This Lone Tree is located in Henderson County and lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Lone Tree that is located in Moody County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Lone Tree.
    • Indiana
      • Greene County
      • This Lone Tree is located in Greene County and lies 598 miles [962.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lone Tree that is located in Moody County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Lone Tree.
    • Iowa
      • Johnson County
      • This Lone Tree is located in Johnson County and lies 319 miles [513.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lone Tree that is located in Moody County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Lone Tree.
    • Kansas
      • Cowley 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 Lone Tree [Cowley County].
      • McPherson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Lone Tree [McPherson County].
      • Meade County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Lone Tree [Meade County].
      • Osborne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Lone Tree [Osborne County].
      • Pottawatomie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Lone Tree [Pottawatomie County].
    • Missouri
      • Cass County
      • This Lone Tree is located in Cass County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Lone Tree that is located in Moody County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Lone Tree.
    • Montana
      • Pondera County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Lone Tree [Pondera County].
    • Oregon
      • Union County
      • This Lone Tree is located in Union County and lies 1,047 miles [1,685 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lone Tree that is located in Moody County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Lone Tree.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lone Tree ...

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.

  • Baltic [Minnehaha County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltic have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltic
    • Baltic [Minnehaha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Lone Tree
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,178 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltic<5>
  • Chester [Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lone Tree
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<5>
  • Dell Rapids [Minnehaha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dell Rapids
    • Dell Rapids [Minnehaha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Lone Tree
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,628 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dell Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dell Rapids<5>
  • Franklin [Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Lone Tree
    • Estimated population in 2014: 333 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Jasper [Pipestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
      • Jasper [Pipestone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Lone Tree
      • Estimated population in 2019: 603 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Lyons [Minnehaha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Minnehaha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Lone Tree
      • Estimated population in 2014: 632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyons<5>
    • Prairie Queen [Lake County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Queen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Queen
      • Prairie Queen [Lake County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Tree
    • Rutland [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Tree
      • Estimated population in 2014: 205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutland<5>

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 Lone Tree. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Roy Shuman     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Sioux Falls (South Dakota) on Monday August 18, 1924 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 30, 1973 at the age of 48. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Sioux Falls is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Lone Tree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Shuman<6>

How Far From Lone Tree 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 Lone Tree to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Flandreau, which is the Seat of Moody County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 180 miles [289.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Lone Tree to Pierre, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,074 miles [1,728.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,386 miles [10,277.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,143 miles [11,495.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,059 miles [8,141.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Moody County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lone Tree. 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- Lone Tree) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lone Tree. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9789, Longitude: -96.7292       In this case, the coordinates for Lone Tree 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 Lone Tree 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>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 Lone Tree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Lone Tree to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.751 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.836 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.776 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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