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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 Pierpont, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pierpont 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 Pierpont:
    • 45.496897, -97.831488
    • 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 Pierpont
  • 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 Pierpont ...

We found six communities that share the name Pierpont.

Within South Dakota, the name Pierpont is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Boone County
      • This Pierpont is located in Boone County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Pierpont that is located in Day County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierpont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Pierpont.
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This Pierpont is located in Ashtabula County and lies 898 miles [1,445.2 km]<1> to the east of the Pierpont that is located in Day County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierpont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Pierpont.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Pierpont is located in Charleston County and lies 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Pierpont that is located in Day County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierpont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Pierpont.
    • Virginia
      • Roanoke 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 Pierpont [Roanoke County].
    • West Virginia
      • Monongalia County
      • This Pierpont is located in Monongalia County and lies 994 miles [1,599.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Pierpont that is located in Day County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierpont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monongalia County community of Pierpont.
      • Wyoming County
      • This Pierpont is located in Wyoming County and lies 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the east southeast of the Pierpont that is located in Day County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierpont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Pierpont.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pierpont ...

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.

  • Bath
  • Butler
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Pierpont.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Eden
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pierpont.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<3>
  • Frisby ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisby
    • Frisby was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Pierpont.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • James
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
    • James lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Pierpont.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
  • Lake City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
    • Lake City lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Pierpont.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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>
  • Randolph
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
    • Randolph lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Pierpont.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
  • Spain
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spain
    • Spain lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Pierpont.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 989 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spain

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

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

  • Webster, which is the Seat of Day County, lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pierpont to Webster, with an average speed<5> 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 five to six hours.
  • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 66 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,338 miles [10,200 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,099 miles [11,424.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,027 miles [8,090.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pierpont. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pierpont) 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 Pierpont. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PierpontOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pierpont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4969, Longitude: -97.8315       In this case, the coordinates for Pierpont 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Pierpont 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Pierpont 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 321.585 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.981 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.051 degrees.




 

 

 

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