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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 Lyons, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lyons and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Lyons:
    • 43.72311, -96.868013
    • 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 Lyons
  • 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 Lyons ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Lyons.

Within South Dakota, the name Lyons is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 36 communities, 35 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Boulder County
      • This Lyons is located in Boulder County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boulder County community of Lyons.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Lyons is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Lyons.
    • Georgia
      • Montgomery 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 Georgia community of Lyons [Montgomery County].
      • Tattnall 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 Georgia community of Lyons [Tattnall County].
      • Toombs County
      • This Lyons is located in Toombs County and lies 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Toombs County community of Lyons.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Lyons is located in Cook County and lies 477 miles [767.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Lyons.
      • Vermilion 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 Lyons [Vermilion County].
    • Indiana
      • Greene County
      • This Lyons is located in Greene County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Lyons.
    • Iowa
      • Clinton County
      • This Lyons is located in Clinton County and lies 361 miles [581 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Lyons.
      • Linn 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 Iowa community of Lyons [Linn County].
    • Kansas
      • Miami 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 Lyons [Miami County].
      • Rice County
      • This Lyons is located in Rice County and lies 377 miles [606.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rice County community of Lyons.
    • Kentucky
      • Larue County
      • This Lyons is located in Larue County and lies 721 miles [1,160.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Larue County community of Lyons.
    • Louisiana
      • Iberia Parish
      • This Lyons is located in Iberia Parish and lies 996 miles [1,602.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iberia Parish community of Lyons.
      • Jackson Parish
      • This Lyons is located in Jackson Parish and lies 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the south southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson Parish community of Lyons.
    • Michigan
      • Clinton 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 Lyons [Clinton County].
      • Ionia County
      • This Lyons is located in Ionia County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km]<1> to the east of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ionia County community of Lyons.
    • Missouri
      • Laclede County
      • This Lyons is located in Laclede County and lies 482 miles [775.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laclede County community of Lyons.
    • Nebraska
      • Burt County
      • This Lyons is located in Burt County and lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<1> to the south of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burt County community of Lyons.
    • New Jersey
      • Somerset County
      • This Lyons is located in Somerset County and lies 1,157 miles [1,862 km]<1> to the east of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Lyons.
    • New York
      • Wayne County
      • This Lyons is located in Wayne County and lies 995 miles [1,601.3 km]<1> to the east of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Lyons.
    • North Carolina
      • Granville County
      • This Lyons is located in Granville County and lies 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Granville County community of Lyons.
    • North Dakota
      • Morton County
      • This Lyons is located in Morton County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morton County community of Lyons.
    • Ohio
      • Fulton County
      • This Lyons is located in Fulton County and lies 663 miles [1,067 km]<1> to the east of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Lyons.
    • Oklahoma
      • Adair County
      • This Lyons is located in Adair County and lies 562 miles [904.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Lyons.
    • Ontario
      • This Lyons lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km]<1> to the east of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This Lyons is located in Linn County and lies 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Lyons.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Lyons is located in Berks County and lies 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km]<1> to the east of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Lyons.
    • South Carolina
      • Orangeburg 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 South Carolina community of Lyons [Orangeburg County].
    • Tennessee
      • Monroe 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 Tennessee community of Lyons [Monroe County].
    • Texas
      • Burleson County
      • This Lyons is located in Burleson County and lies 921 miles [1,482.2 km]<1> to the south of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burleson County community of Lyons.
      • Hidalgo County
      • This Lyons is located in Hidalgo County and lies 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km] to the south of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of Lyons.
    • Virginia
      • Wise County
      • This Lyons is located in Wise County and lies 886 miles [1,425.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Lyons.
    • Washington
      • Spokane County
      • This Lyons is located in Spokane County and lies 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spokane County community of Lyons.
    • Wisconsin
      • Walworth County
      • This Lyons is located in Walworth County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<1> to the east of the Lyons that is located in Minnehaha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walworth County community of Lyons.
    • Wyoming
      • Fremont 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 Wyoming community of Lyons [Fremont County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lyons ...

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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltic
    • Baltic [Minnehaha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Lyons
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,178 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltic<4>
  • Chester [Lake County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Lyons
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<4>
  • Crooks [Minnehaha County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooks
    • Crooks [Minnehaha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lyons
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,327 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crooks<4>
  • 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 northeast of Lyons
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,628 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dell Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dell Rapids<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Franklin [Lake County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lyons
      • Estimated population in 2014: 333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Humboldt [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt
      • Humboldt [Minnehaha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lyons
      • Estimated population in 2019: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Humboldt<4>
    • Pumpkin Center [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Minnehaha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lyons
      • Estimated population in 2014: 13 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Skyline Heights [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline Heights
      • Skyline Heights [Minnehaha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lyons
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline Heights
    • Split Rock Heights [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Split Rock Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Split Rock Heights
      • Split Rock Heights [Minnehaha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lyons
      • Estimated population in 2014: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Split Rock Heights

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 Lyons. 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Lyons.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Shuman<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sioux Falls, which is the Seat of Minnehaha County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lyons to Sioux Falls, with an average speed<6> 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 177 miles [284.9 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,404 miles [10,306.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,161 miles [11,524.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

About Minnehaha County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Minnehaha County: www.minnehahacounty.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lyons) 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 Lyons. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lyons

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lyons. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7231, Longitude: -96.8680    
<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 Lyons 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>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.
<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 Lyons 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 320.843 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.909 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.908 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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