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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 Saint Lawrence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saint Lawrence 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 Saint Lawrence:
    • 44.516926, -98.940378
    • 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 Saint Lawrence
  • 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 Saint Lawrence ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Saint Lawrence.

Within South Dakota, the name Saint Lawrence is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, ten are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Daviess 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 Kentucky community of Saint Lawrence [Daviess County].
    • Michigan
      • Marquette 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 Saint Lawrence [Marquette County].
    • Minnesota
      • Otter Tail 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 Minnesota community of Saint Lawrence [Otter Tail County].
      • Scott County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Saint Lawrence [Scott County].
    • New York
      • Jefferson County
      • This Saint Lawrence is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km]<2> to the east of the Saint Lawrence that is located in Hand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Saint Lawrence.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Saint Lawrence lies 2,078 miles [3,344.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Saint Lawrence that is located in Hand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
    • North Carolina
      • Chatham 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 North Carolina community of Saint Lawrence [Chatham County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Saint Lawrence.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Saint Lawrence is located in Berks County and lies 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km]<2> to the east of the Saint Lawrence that is located in Hand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Saint Lawrence.
      • Cambria County
      • This Saint Lawrence is located in Cambria County and lies 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the east of the Saint Lawrence that is located in Hand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Saint Lawrence.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Saint Lawrence lies 1,669 miles [2,686 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Saint Lawrence that is located in Hand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
    • Quebec
      • This Saint Lawrence lies 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Saint Lawrence that is located in Hand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
    • Texas
      • Glasscock County
      • This Saint Lawrence is located in Glasscock County and lies 895 miles [1,440.4 km]<2> to the south of the Saint Lawrence that is located in Hand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glasscock County community of Saint Lawrence.
    • Wisconsin
      • Washington County
      • This Saint Lawrence is located in Washington County and lies 532 miles [856.2 km]<2> to the east of the Saint Lawrence that is located in Hand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Saint Lawrence.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Lawrence ...

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 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Saint Lawrence
    • Estimated population in 2014: 374 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Highmore [Hyde County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highmore
    • Highmore [Hyde County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Saint Lawrence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 726 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highmore<4>
  • Holabird [Hyde County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holabird
    • Holabird [Hyde County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west of Saint Lawrence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holabird have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holabird
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holabird<4>
  • Lane [Jerauld County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
    • Lane [Jerauld County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Saint Lawrence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<4>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Polo [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo
      • Polo [Hand County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Saint Lawrence
      • Estimated population in 2014: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Saint Lawrence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redfield<4>
    • Spottswood [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spottswood
      • Spottswood [Spink County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Saint Lawrence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spottswood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spottswood
    • Sweetland [Hand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetland
      • Sweetland [Hand County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Saint Lawrence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Miller, which is the Seat of Hand County and lies just to the West.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Saint Lawrence to Pierre, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,189 miles [1,913.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,424 miles [10,338.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,186 miles [11,564.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,113 miles [8,228.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Hand County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saint Lawrence. 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 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 Saint Lawrence 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 '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- Saint Lawrence) 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 Saint Lawrence. 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 Saint Lawrence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Lawrence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5169, Longitude: -98.9404       In this case, the coordinates for Saint Lawrence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Saint Lawrence 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 322.37 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.76 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.886 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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