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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 Melham, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Melham 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 Melham:
    • 44.557471, -97.686472
    • 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 Melham
  • 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 Melham ...

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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Melham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Badger<2>
  • Carpenter [Clark County]
  • Clark [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Clark County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Melham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clark<2>
  • Erwin [Kingsbury County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
    • Erwin [Kingsbury County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Melham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<2>
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    • Hazel [Hamlin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
      • Hazel [Hamlin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Melham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazel<2>
    • Henry [Codington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Codington County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Melham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<2>
    • Naples [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Clark County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Melham
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Clark County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Melham
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Melham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 243 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Lake<2>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clark, which is the Seat of Clark County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Melham to Clark, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,384 miles [10,274.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,144 miles [11,497.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,067 miles [8,154.5 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 Melham. 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 '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- Melham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5575, Longitude: -97.6865       In this case, the coordinates for Melham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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 Melham 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 321.458 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.719 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.178 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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