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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 Long Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Long Lake 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 Long Lake:
    • 45.856363, -99.206502
    • 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 Long Lake
  • 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 Long Lake ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Long Lake.

Within South Dakota, the name Long Lake is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, seventeen are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Illinois
      • Lake County
      • This Long Lake is located in Lake County and lies 598 miles [962.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Long Lake.
      • Madison 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 Long Lake [Madison County].
    • Indiana
      • Steuben 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 Long Lake [Steuben County].
      • Wabash 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 Indiana community of Long Lake [Wabash County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Long Lake lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Michigan
      • Clare 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 Michigan community of Long Lake [Clare County].
      • Hillsdale 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 Michigan community of Long Lake [Hillsdale County].
      • Ionia 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 Michigan community of Long Lake [Ionia County].
      • Iosco County
      • This Long Lake is located in Iosco County and lies 752 miles [1,210.2 km]<1> to the east of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iosco County community of Long Lake.
      • Wexford 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 Michigan community of Long Lake [Wexford County].
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin County
      • This Long Lake is located in Hennepin County and lies 279 miles [449 km]<1> to the east of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hennepin County community of Long Lake.
    • Mississippi
      • Coahoma County
      • This Long Lake is located in Coahoma County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coahoma County community of Long Lake.
      • Warren County
      • This Long Lake is located in Warren County and lies 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the south southeast of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Long Lake.
    • New York
      • Hamilton County
      • This Long Lake is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km]<1> to the east of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Long Lake.
    • Nova Scotia
      • 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 Nova Scotia community of Long Lake.
    • Ontario
      • This Long Lake lies 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km]<1> to the east of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Texas
      • Anderson County
      • This Long Lake is located in Anderson County and lies 997 miles [1,604.5 km]<1> to the south of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Long Lake.
    • Washington
      • Kitsap 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 Washington community of Long Lake [Kitsap County].
      • Lincoln County
      • This Long Lake is located in Lincoln County and lies 888 miles [1,429.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Long Lake.
    • Wisconsin
      • Florence County
      • This Long Lake is located in Florence County and lies 506 miles [814.3 km]<1> to the east of the Long Lake that is located in McPherson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Long Lake.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Long Lake ...

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.

  • Ellendale [Dickey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale
    • Ellendale [Dickey County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Long Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellendale<4>
  • Eureka [McPherson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka [McPherson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Long Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka<4>
  • Frederick [Brown County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
    • Frederick [Brown County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Long Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<4>
  • Greenway [McPherson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
    • Greenway [McPherson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Long Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway
  • Hillsview [McPherson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsview
    • Hillsview [McPherson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsview
  • Java [Walworth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
    • Java [Walworth County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Java<4>

How Far From Long Lake 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 Long Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Leola, which is the Seat of McPherson County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Long Lake to Leola, 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 115 miles [185.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 70 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,359 miles [10,233.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,122 miles [11,461.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,059 miles [8,141.7 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 Long Lake. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Long Lake) 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 Long Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Long Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8564, Longitude: -99.2065       In this case, the coordinates for Long Lake 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 Long Lake 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 Long Lake 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 322.602 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.188 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.754 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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