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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 Wessington Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wessington Springs 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 Wessington Springs:
    • 44.080824, -98.571758
    • 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 Wessington Springs
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wessington Springs ...

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.

  • Crow Lake [Jerauld County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Lake
    • Crow Lake [Jerauld County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Wessington Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Lake
  • Forestburg [Sanborn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
    • Forestburg [Sanborn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Wessington Springs
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 73 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
  • James Valley Junction [Beadle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Valley Junction
    • James Valley Junction [Beadle County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Wessington Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Valley Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Valley Junction
  • Lane [Jerauld County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
    • Lane [Jerauld County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Wessington Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane<3>
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    • Lyonville [Brule County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyonville
      • Lyonville [Brule County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2014: 49 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyonville
    • Mitchell [Davison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Davison County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wessington Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<3>
    • Sweetland [Hand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetland
      • Sweetland [Hand County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wessington Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Wessington Springs 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 city such as Wessington Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 88 miles [141.6 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Wessington Springs to Pierre, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,437 miles [10,359.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within South Dakota

About Jerauld County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wessington Springs. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wessington Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wessington Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wessington Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wessington Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0808, Longitude: -98.5718       In this case, the coordinates for Wessington Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Wessington Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 322.087 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.381 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.77 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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