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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 Loyalton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Loyalton 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 Loyalton:
    • 45.286364, -99.279560
    • 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 Loyalton
  • 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 Loyalton ...

We have found two communities that share the name Loyalton.

Within South Dakota, the name Loyalton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Sierra County
      • This Loyalton is located in Sierra County and lies 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Loyalton that is located in Edmunds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loyalton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sierra County community of Loyalton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Dauphin County
      • This Loyalton is located in Dauphin County and lies 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km]<1> to the east of the Loyalton that is located in Edmunds County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loyalton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Loyalton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Loyalton ...

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.

  • Craven [Edmunds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craven
    • Craven [Edmunds County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Loyalton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craven
  • Craven Corner [Edmunds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craven Corner
    • Craven Corner [Edmunds County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Loyalton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craven Corner
  • Eureka [McPherson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka [McPherson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Loyalton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka<3>
  • Hillsview [McPherson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsview
    • Hillsview [McPherson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Loyalton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsview
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Hoven [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoven
      • Hoven [Potter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Loyalton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 366 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoven<3>
    • Java [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Walworth County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Loyalton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Java<3>
    • Long Lake [McPherson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake [McPherson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Loyalton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Polo [Hand County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo
      • Polo [Hand County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Loyalton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polo

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 Loyalton. 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 ...
    • Judith Evelyn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Seneca (South Dakota) on Saturday March 20, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday May 7, 1967 at the age of 58. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Seneca is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Loyalton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Judith Evelyn<4>
    • William Payne Stewart     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Wednesday January 30, 1957 and died in Mina (South Dakota) on Monday October 25, 1999 at the age of 42. He is buried at Hazelwood Cemetery (Greene County, Missouri).
      • Mina is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Loyalton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Payne Stewart<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ipswich, which is the Seat of Edmunds County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Loyalton to Ipswich, 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 five to six hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the southwest (SW). 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 1,217 miles [1,958.6 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 6,392 miles [10,286.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,155 miles [11,514.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 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 Loyalton. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Loyalton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loyalton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2864, Longitude: -99.2796       In this case, the coordinates for Loyalton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 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.
<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 Loyalton 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 322.642 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.165 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.917 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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