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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 Madra, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Madra 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 Madra:
    • 45.929982, -99.716507
    • 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 Madra
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Madra ...

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.

  • Eureka [McPherson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka [McPherson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Madra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka<3>
  • Greenway [McPherson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
    • Greenway [McPherson County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Madra
    • 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.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsview
    • Hillsview [McPherson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Madra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsview
  • Hull [Emmons County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
    • Hull [Emmons County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Madra
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Java [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Walworth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Madra
      • 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.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake [McPherson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Madra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Mound City [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Campbell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Madra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound City<3>
    • Pollock [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
      • Pollock [Campbell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Madra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollock<3>

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

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

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    • Leola, which is the Seat of McPherson County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Madra to Leola, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 111 miles [178.6 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 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 49 days and walking would take 71 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,370 miles [10,251.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,133 miles [11,479.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,073 miles [8,164.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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- Madra) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madra. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9300, Longitude: -99.7165       In this case, the coordinates for Madra have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Madra to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 322.981 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.631 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.03 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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