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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 Manchester, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Manchester 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 Manchester:
    • 44.369139, -97.720636
    • 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 Manchester
  • 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 Manchester ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Manchester.

Within South Dakota, the name Manchester is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 46 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 46 communities, 44 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Manchester, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marshall County
      • This Manchester is located in Marshall County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Manchester.
      • Walker County
      • This Manchester is located in Walker County and lies 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Manchester.
    • Arkansas
      • Clark 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 Arkansas community of Manchester [Clark County].
    • California
      • Mendocino County
      • This Manchester is located in Mendocino County and lies 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km]<1> to the west of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Manchester.
      • Monterey County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Monterey County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monterey County community of Manchester.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Colorado community of Manchester [Arapahoe County].
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This Manchester is located in Hartford County and lies 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Manchester.
    • Georgia
      • Meriwether County
      • This Manchester is located in Meriwether County and lies 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meriwether County community of Manchester.
    • Illinois
      • Scott County
      • This Manchester is located in Scott County and lies 504 miles [811.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Manchester.
    • Indiana
      • Dearborn County
      • This Manchester is located in Dearborn County and lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dearborn County community of Manchester.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Manchester is located in Montgomery County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the east southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Manchester.
      • Ripley 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 Manchester [Ripley County].
    • Iowa
      • Delaware County
      • This Manchester is located in Delaware County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Manchester.
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson County
      • This Manchester is located in Dickinson County and lies 364 miles [585.8 km]<1> to the south of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Manchester.
      • Thomas 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 Manchester [Thomas County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clay County
      • This Manchester is located in Clay County and lies 881 miles [1,417.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Manchester.
      • Lewis 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 Kentucky community of Manchester [Lewis County].
    • Louisiana
      • Calcasieu Parish
      • This Manchester is located in Calcasieu Parish and lies 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calcasieu Parish community of Manchester.
    • Maine
      • Kennebec County
      • This Manchester is located in Kennebec County and lies 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kennebec County community of Manchester.
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Manchester is located in Carroll County and lies 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Manchester.
    • Michigan
      • Washtenaw County
      • This Manchester is located in Washtenaw County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washtenaw County community of Manchester.
    • Minnesota
      • Freeborn County
      • This Manchester is located in Freeborn County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Freeborn County community of Manchester.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Manchester is located in Saint Louis County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Manchester.
    • Montana
      • Cascade County
      • This Manchester is located in Cascade County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cascade County community of Manchester.
    • Nebraska
      • Custer 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 Nebraska community of Manchester [Custer County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Manchester is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,309 miles [2,106.6 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Manchester.
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean 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 New Jersey community of Manchester [Ocean County].
    • New Mexico
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Manchester [Lincoln County].
    • New York
      • Ontario County
      • This Manchester is located in Ontario County and lies 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontario County community of Manchester.
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • This Manchester is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Manchester.
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Manchester is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the east southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Manchester.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Manchester lies 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • This Manchester is located in Adams County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Manchester.
      • Summit County
      • This Manchester is located in Summit County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the east southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Manchester.
    • Oklahoma
      • Grant County
      • This Manchester is located in Grant County and lies 509 miles [819.2 km]<1> to the south of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Manchester.
    • Ontario
      • This Manchester lies 925 miles [1,488.6 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Manchester is located in Allegheny County and lies 939 miles [1,511.2 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Manchester.
      • York County
      • This Manchester is located in York County and lies 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Manchester.
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee County
      • This Manchester is located in Coffee County and lies 869 miles [1,398.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Manchester.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Manchester is located in Harris County and lies 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km]<1> to the south of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Manchester.
      • Red River County
      • This Manchester is located in Red River County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the south of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Red River County community of Manchester.
    • Vermont
      • Bennington County
      • This Manchester is located in Bennington County and lies 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bennington County community of Manchester.
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield 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 Virginia community of Manchester [Chesterfield County].
      • Richmond City
      • This Manchester is located in Richmond City and lies 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond City community of Manchester.
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • This Manchester is located in Kitsap County and lies 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kitsap County community of Manchester.
    • Wisconsin
      • Green Lake County
      • This Manchester is located in Green Lake County and lies 432 miles [695.2 km]<1> to the east of the Manchester that is located in Kingsbury County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Green Lake County community of Manchester.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • England
      • Distance: 4,044 miles [6,508.2 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester

Curious and Interesting Names Near Manchester ...

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.

  • Badger [Kingsbury County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Badger
    • Badger [Kingsbury County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Manchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Badger<4>
  • Carpenter [Clark County]
  • Carthage [Miner County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Miner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Manchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<4>
  • Erwin [Kingsbury County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Kingsbury County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Manchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Howard [Miner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Miner County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Manchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard<4>
    • James Valley Junction [Beadle County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Valley Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Valley Junction
      • James Valley Junction [Beadle County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Valley Junction
    • Naples [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Clark County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Manchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
    • Success [Clark County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Clark County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Manchester
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6,741 people
    • Willow Lake [Clark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Manchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 243 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Lake<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • De Smet, which is the Seat of Kingsbury County and lies just to the East.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 128 miles [206 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Manchester to Pierre, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,395 miles [10,291.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,155 miles [11,514.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Kingsbury County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Manchester. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Manchester) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3691, Longitude: -97.7206       In this case, the coordinates for Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester, 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 Manchester 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 321.478 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.718 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.238 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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