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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 Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Long Valley 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 Valley:
    • 43.461665, -101.494869
    • 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 Valley
  • 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 Valley ...

We have found six communities that share the name Long Valley.

Within South Dakota, the name Long Valley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Coconino County
      • This Long Valley is located in Coconino County and lies 811 miles [1,305.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Long Valley that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coconino County community of Long Valley.
    • California
      • Lassen 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 California community of Long Valley [Lassen County].
    • Nevada
      • Storey County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Storey County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Storey County community of Long Valley.
      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic and although located in Washoe County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Long Valley.
    • New Jersey
      • Morris County
      • This Long Valley is located in Morris County and lies 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km]<1> to the east of the Long Valley that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Long Valley.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Long Valley is located in Bradford County and lies 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km]<1> to the east of the Long Valley that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Long Valley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Long Valley ...

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.

  • Allen [Bennett County]
  • Bad Wound [Bennett County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bad Wound have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bad Wound
    • Bad Wound [Bennett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Valley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bad Wound
  • Black Eyes [Bennett County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Eyes have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Eyes
    • Black Eyes [Bennett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Valley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Eyes
  • Corn Creek [Mellette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corn Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corn Creek
    • Corn Creek [Mellette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Long Valley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corn Creek
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Martin [Bennett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Bennett County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<4>
    • Patricia [Bennett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patricia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patricia
      • Patricia [Bennett County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Long Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patricia
    • Plenty Bears [Bennett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plenty Bears have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plenty Bears
      • Plenty Bears [Bennett County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plenty Bears
    • Potato Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potato Creek
      • Potato Creek [Jackson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Long Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potato Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kadoka, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Long Valley to Kadoka, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,304 miles [2,098.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,559 miles [10,555.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,321 miles [11,782 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,255 miles [8,457.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Jackson County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4617, Longitude: -101.4949       In this case, the coordinates for Long Valley 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 Long Valley 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 Long Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Long Valley 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 324.204 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.747 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.516 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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