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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 Savoy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Savoy 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 Savoy:
    • 44.35267, -103.931524
    • 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 Savoy
  • 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 Savoy ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Savoy.

Within South Dakota, the name Savoy is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marion 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 Alabama community of Savoy [Marion County].
    • Arkansas
      • Washington County
      • This Savoy is located in Washington County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the Savoy that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savoy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Savoy.
    • California
      • Los Angeles 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 California community of Savoy [Los Angeles County].
    • Illinois
      • Champaign County
      • This Savoy is located in Champaign County and lies 853 miles [1,372.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Savoy that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savoy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Savoy.
    • Kentucky
      • Whitley County
      • This Savoy is located in Whitley County and lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Savoy that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savoy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Savoy.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • This Savoy is located in Saint Landry Parish and lies 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km]<2> to the southeast of the Savoy that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savoy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Landry Parish community of Savoy.
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire County
      • This Savoy is located in Berkshire County and lies 1,544 miles [2,484.8 km]<2> to the east of the Savoy that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savoy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkshire County community of Savoy.
    • Mississippi
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Savoy is located in Lauderdale County and lies 1,167 miles [1,878.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the Savoy that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savoy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Savoy.
    • Missouri
      • Washington 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 Missouri community of Savoy [Washington County].
    • Montana
      • Blaine County
      • This Savoy is located in Blaine County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Savoy that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savoy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blaine County community of Savoy.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Potter 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 Pennsylvania community of Savoy [Potter County].
    • Texas
      • Fannin County
      • This Savoy is located in Fannin County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Savoy that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savoy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fannin County community of Savoy.
    • Wisconsin
      • Buffalo County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Savoy [Buffalo County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Savoy ...

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.

  • Beaver Crossing [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Crossing
    • Beaver Crossing [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Savoy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Crossing
  • Blacktail [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacktail
    • Blacktail [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Savoy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacktail have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacktail
  • Carbonate [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbonate
    • Carbonate [Lawrence County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Savoy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbonate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Carterville [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
    • Carterville [Lawrence County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Savoy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carterville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Carthage [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Lawrence County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Savoy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cheyenne Crossing [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne Crossing
      • Cheyenne Crossing [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Savoy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheyenne Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne Crossing
    • Gayville [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayville
      • Gayville [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Savoy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayville
    • Lead [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead
      • Lead [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Savoy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead<5>
    • Ragged Top [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragged Top
      • Ragged Top [Lawrence County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Savoy
      • Estimated population in 2014: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ragged Top have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sand Creek Crossing [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Creek Crossing
      • Sand Creek Crossing [Crook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Savoy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Creek Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Creek Crossing
    • Terry [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Savoy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Trojan [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trojan
      • Trojan [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Savoy
      • Estimated population in 2014: 627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trojan

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 Savoy. 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.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Deadwood, which is the Seat of Lawrence County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Savoy to Deadwood, 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 178 miles [286.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,431 miles [2,303 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 82 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,578 miles [10,586.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,343 miles [11,817.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,294 miles [8,519.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Lawrence County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lawrence County: www.lawrence.sd.us/

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 Savoy 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Savoy) 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 Savoy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SavoyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Savoy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3527, Longitude: -103.9315    
<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 Savoy, 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 Savoy 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 326.069 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.001 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.75 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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