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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 Stratford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stratford 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 Stratford:
    • 45.317191, -98.304260
    • 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 Stratford
  • 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 Stratford ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Stratford.

Within South Dakota, the name Stratford is unique.

Beyond South Dakota, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 22 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Kings County
      • This Stratford is located in Kings County and lies 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kings County community of Stratford.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Stratford is located in Fairfield County and lies 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km]<1> to the east of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Stratford.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Stratford is located in New Castle County and lies 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km]<1> to the east of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Stratford.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Stratford is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Stratford.
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • This Stratford is located in Fulton County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Stratford.
    • Illinois
      • Ogle County
      • This Stratford is located in Ogle County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ogle County community of Stratford.
    • Indiana
      • Marion County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Stratford [Marion County].
    • Iowa
      • Hamilton County
      • This Stratford is located in Hamilton County and lies 303 miles [487.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Stratford.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Stratford is located in Baltimore County and lies 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Stratford.
    • Michigan
      • Missaukee County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Stratford [Missaukee County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Coos County
      • This Stratford is located in Coos County and lies 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km]<1> to the east of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Stratford.
    • New Jersey
      • Camden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Stratford [Camden County].
    • New York
      • Fulton County
      • This Stratford is located in Fulton County and lies 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km]<1> to the east of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Stratford.
    • North Carolina
      • Alleghany County
      • This Stratford is located in Alleghany County and lies 1,075 miles [1,730 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alleghany County community of Stratford.
      • Pitt County
      • This Stratford is located in Pitt County and lies 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km] to the east southeast of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Stratford.
    • Ohio
      • Delaware County
      • This Stratford is located in Delaware County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Stratford.
    • Oklahoma
      • Garvin County
      • This Stratford is located in Garvin County and lies 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<1> to the south of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garvin County community of Stratford.
    • Ontario
      • This Stratford lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<1> to the east of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Stratford lies 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
    • Quebec
      • This Stratford lies 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km]<1> to the east of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
    • Texas
      • Sherman County
      • This Stratford is located in Sherman County and lies 650 miles [1,046.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sherman County community of Stratford.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Stratford [Fairfax County].
      • Westmoreland 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 Virginia community of Stratford [Westmoreland County].
    • Washington
      • Grant County
      • This Stratford is located in Grant County and lies 1,006 miles [1,619 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Stratford.
    • Wisconsin
      • Marathon County
      • This Stratford is located in Marathon County and lies 402 miles [647 km]<1> to the east of the Stratford that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marathon County community of Stratford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stratford ...

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 [Brown County]
  • Butler [Day County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Day County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Stratford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Frederick [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
    • Frederick [Brown County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Stratford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<4>
  • James [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
    • James [Brown County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Stratford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Randolph [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Brown County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Stratford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Raymond [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Clark County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Stratford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<4>
    • Redfield [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfield
      • Redfield [Spink County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Stratford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redfield<4>
    • Rudolph [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rudolph
      • Rudolph [Brown County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Stratford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rudolph have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudolph
    • Spain [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spain
      • Spain [Marshall County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Stratford
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spain have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spain

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 Stratford. 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 ...
    • William Payne Stewart     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Wednesday January 30, 1957 and died in Mina (South Dakota) on Monday October 25, 1999 at the age of 42. He is buried at Hazelwood Cemetery (Greene County, Missouri).
      • Mina is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Stratford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Payne Stewart<6>

How Far From Stratford to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Stratford to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Aberdeen, which is the Seat of Brown County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stratford to Aberdeen, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 118 miles [189.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,362 miles [10,238.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,123 miles [11,463.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brown County: www.brown.sd.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stratford) 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 Stratford. 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 Stratford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stratford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3172, Longitude: -98.3043       In this case, the coordinates for Stratford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Stratford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Stratford 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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Stratford 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 321.927 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.35 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.358 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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