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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 New Effington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Effington 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 New Effington:
    • 45.855237, -96.918413
    • 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 New Effington
  • 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 New Effington ...

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.

  • Barry [Big Stone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barry
    • Barry [Big Stone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Effington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barry
  • Childs [Wilkin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childs
    • Childs [Wilkin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of New Effington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs
  • Diamond [Roberts County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Diamond [Roberts County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of New Effington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
  • Goodwill [Roberts County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwill
    • Goodwill [Roberts County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of New Effington
    • Estimated population in 2014: 876 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodwill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwill
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    • Great Bend [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Bend
      • Great Bend [Richland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of New Effington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Bend<3>
    • Hammer [Roberts County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammer
      • Hammer [Roberts County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of New Effington
      • Estimated population in 2014: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammer
    • Hiawatha Beach [Roberts County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawatha Beach
      • Hiawatha Beach [Roberts County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of New Effington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiawatha Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawatha Beach
    • Hillhead [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillhead
      • Hillhead [Marshall County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of New Effington
      • Estimated population in 2014: 990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillhead
    • Lake City [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Marshall County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of New Effington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 52 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<3>
    • Ransom City [Sargent County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ransom City
      • Ransom City [Sargent County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of New Effington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ransom City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spring Grove [Roberts County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Roberts County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of New Effington
      • Estimated population in 2014: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Yankeetown [Big Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yankeetown
      • Yankeetown [Big Stone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of New Effington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yankeetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yankeetown

How Far From New Effington 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 town such as New Effington to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sisseton, which is the Seat of Roberts County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Effington to Sisseton, with an average speed<4> 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 194 miles [312.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,118 miles [1,799.2 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,291 miles [10,124.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,051 miles [11,347.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,978 miles [8,011.3 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 New Effington. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- New Effington) 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 New Effington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Effington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Effington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8552, Longitude: -96.9184       In this case, the coordinates for New Effington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 New Effington 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 320.925 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.272 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.451 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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