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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 Whitehorse, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Whitehorse 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 Whitehorse:
    • 45.270540, -100.886533
    • 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 Whitehorse
  • 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 Whitehorse ...

We have found three communities that share the name Whitehorse.

Within South Dakota, the name Whitehorse is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Mexico
      • McKinley County
      • This Whitehorse is located in McKinley County and lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Whitehorse that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehorse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKinley County community of Whitehorse.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Whitehorse is located in Chester County and lies 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km]<1> to the east of the Whitehorse that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehorse
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Whitehorse.
    • Yukon
      • This Whitehorse lies 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Whitehorse that is located in Dewey County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehorse

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitehorse ...

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.

  • Green Grass [Dewey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grass
    • Green Grass [Dewey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Whitehorse
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 35 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grass
  • Parade [Dewey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parade
    • Parade [Dewey County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Whitehorse
    • Estimated population in 2014: 34 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parade<3>
  • Promise [Dewey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Promise
    • Promise [Dewey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Whitehorse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Promise
  • Ridgeview [Dewey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
    • Ridgeview [Dewey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Whitehorse
    • Estimated population in 2014: 47 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeview<3>
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    • Timber Lake [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Lake
      • Timber Lake [Dewey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Whitehorse
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timber Lake<3>
    • Trail City [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trail City
      • Trail City [Corson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Whitehorse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trail City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trail City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trail City<3>
    • Virginia [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia
      • Virginia [Dewey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Whitehorse
      • Estimated population in 2014: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
    • Yellowhorse Ford [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowhorse Ford
      • Yellowhorse Ford [Dewey County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Whitehorse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowhorse Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowhorse Ford

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Timber Lake, which is the Seat of Dewey County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Whitehorse to Timber Lake, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 67 miles [107.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,440 miles [10,364.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,145 miles [8,280.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitehorse. 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 '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- Whitehorse) 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 Whitehorse. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitehorse

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitehorse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2705, Longitude: -100.8865       In this case, the coordinates for Whitehorse 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 Whitehorse 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 323.83 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.526 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.837 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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