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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 Orient, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orient 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 Orient:
    • 44.902754, -99.088718
    • 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 Orient
  • 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 Orient ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Orient.

Within South Dakota, the name Orient is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these sixteen communities, fifteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Saguache County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Orient [Saguache County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Orient [Hillsborough County].
    • Illinois
      • Franklin County
      • This Orient is located in Franklin County and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km]<2> to the southeast of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Orient.
    • Iowa
      • Adair County
      • This Orient is located in Adair County and lies 347 miles [558.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Orient.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Orient is located in Aroostook County and lies 1,507 miles [2,425.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Orient.
    • Michigan
      • Osceola County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Orient [Osceola County].
    • New York
      • Suffolk County
      • This Orient is located in Suffolk County and lies 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km]<2> to the east of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Orient.
    • Ohio
      • Pickaway County
      • This Orient is located in Pickaway County and lies 884 miles [1,422.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickaway County community of Orient.
    • Ontario
      • This Orient lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<2> to the east of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
    • Oregon
      • Multnomah County
      • This Orient is located in Multnomah County and lies 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km]<2> to the west of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Multnomah County community of Orient.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • This Orient is located in Fayette County and lies 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Orient.
    • Texas
      • Nolan County
      • This Orient is located in Nolan County and lies 858 miles [1,380.8 km]<2> to the south of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nolan County community of Orient.
      • Stonewall County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Stonewall County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stonewall County community of Orient.
      • Tom Green County
      • This Orient is located in Tom Green County and lies 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the south of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tom Green County community of Orient.
      • Wichita County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Orient [Wichita County].
    • Washington
      • Ferry County
      • This Orient is located in Ferry County and lies 939 miles [1,511.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Orient that is located in Faulk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ferry County community of Orient.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orient ...

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.

  • Florence [Hand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Hand County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Orient
    • Estimated population in 2014: 374 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Highmore [Hyde County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highmore
    • Highmore [Hyde County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Orient
    • Estimated population in 2019: 726 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highmore<5>
  • Holabird [Hyde County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holabird
    • Holabird [Hyde County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Orient
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holabird have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holabird
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holabird<5>
  • Hoven [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoven
    • Hoven [Potter County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Orient
    • Estimated population in 2019: 366 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoven<5>
  • Polo [Hand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo
    • Polo [Hand County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Orient
    • Estimated population in 2014: 227 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polo
  • Redfield [Spink County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfield
    • Redfield [Spink County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Orient
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redfield<5>

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 Orient. 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 ...
    • Judith Evelyn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Seneca (South Dakota) on Saturday March 20, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday May 7, 1967 at the age of 58. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Seneca is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Orient.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Judith Evelyn<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Faulkton, which is the Seat of Faulk County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Orient to Faulkton, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 69 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,408 miles [10,312.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,169 miles [11,537.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,100 miles [8,207.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Faulk County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Orient 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orient) 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 Orient. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orient

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orient. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9028, Longitude: -99.0887       In this case, the coordinates for Orient have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Orient, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Orient to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 322.491 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.945 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.89 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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