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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 Meckling, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Meckling 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 Meckling:
    • 42.842044, -97.069457
    • 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 Meckling
  • 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 Meckling ...

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.

  • Bluff Center [Clay County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff Center have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff Center
    • Bluff Center [Clay County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Meckling
  • Bow Valley [Cedar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow Valley
    • Bow Valley [Cedar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Meckling
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bow Valley
  • Clay Point [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Point have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Point
    • Clay Point [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Meckling
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Point
  • Gayville [Yankton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayville
    • Gayville [Yankton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Meckling
    • Estimated population in 2019: 396 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gayville<3>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenfield [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Meckling
      • Estimated population in 2014: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Hub City [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hub City
      • Hub City [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Meckling
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub City
    • Lime Grove [Dixon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Grove
      • Lime Grove [Dixon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Meckling
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Grove
    • Marshalltown [Clay County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshalltown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshalltown
      • Marshalltown [Clay County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Meckling
    • Mission Hill [Yankton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hill
      • Mission Hill [Yankton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Meckling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission Hill<3>
    • Wynot [Cedar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wynot
      • Wynot [Cedar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Meckling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wynot
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wynot<3>

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 Meckling. 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 ...
    • James Coburn     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Laurel (Nebraska) on Friday August 31, 1928 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 2002 at the age of 74. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Laurel is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Meckling.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Coburn<4>

How Far From Meckling to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Meckling to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Vermillion, which is the Seat of Clay County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 193 miles [310.6 km]<2> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Meckling to Pierre, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,457 miles [10,391.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,214 miles [11,609.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Clay County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clay County: www.claycountysd.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Meckling) 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 Meckling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Meckling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meckling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8420, Longitude: -97.0695    
<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 Meckling 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 320.957 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.93 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.203 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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