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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 Lansing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lansing 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 Lansing:
    • 42.732540, -84.553806
    • 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 Lansing
  • 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 Lansing ...

We found eighteen communities that share the name Lansing.

Within Michigan, the name Lansing is unique.

Beyond Michigan, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Crittenden County
      • This Lansing is located in Crittenden County and lies 603 miles [970.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crittenden County community of Lansing.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Lansing [Arapahoe County].
    • Florida
      • Citrus County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Lansing [Citrus County].
      • DeSoto County
      • This Lansing is located in DeSoto County and lies 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km]<1> to the south of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeSoto County community of Lansing.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Lansing is located in Cook County and lies 173 miles [278.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Lansing.
    • Iowa
      • Allamakee County
      • This Lansing is located in Allamakee County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km]<1> to the west of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allamakee County community of Lansing.
    • Kansas
      • Leavenworth County
      • This Lansing is located in Leavenworth County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leavenworth County community of Lansing.
    • Minnesota
      • Mower County
      • This Lansing is located in Mower County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mower County community of Lansing.
    • New York
      • Oswego County
      • This Lansing is located in Oswego County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<1> to the east of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oswego County community of Lansing.
      • Tompkins County
      • This Lansing is located in Tompkins County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km] to the east of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tompkins County community of Lansing.
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe County
      • This Lansing is located in Ashe County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashe County community of Lansing.
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This Lansing is located in Belmont County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Lansing.
    • Oklahoma
      • Beaver County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Lansing [Beaver County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Lansing.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Tioga County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Lansing [Tioga County].
    • Texas
      • Harrison County
      • This Lansing is located in Harrison County and lies 894 miles [1,438.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Lansing.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Lansing is located in Fayette County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Lansing.
    • Yukon
      • This Lansing lies 2,401 miles [3,864 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lansing that is located in Ingham County.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lansing ...

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
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
    • Bath is located in Clinton County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bath <4>
  • Delta Mills
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta Mills
    • Delta Mills is located in Eaton County
  • Grand Ledge
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Ledge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Ledge
    • Grand Ledge is located in Eaton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,881 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Ledge <4>
  • Kingsland
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
    • Kingsland is located in Eaton County
  • Mason
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
    • Mason is located in Ingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,389 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason <4>
  • Meridian
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
    • Meridian is located in Ingham County
  • Millett
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millett
    • Millett is located in Eaton County
    • Millett has also been known as:
    • Milletts
  • Packard
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packard
    • Packard is located in Eaton County
  • Potterville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)

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

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

  • Mason, which is the Seat of Ingham County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lansing to Mason, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 473 miles [761.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,027 miles [9,699.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,763 miles [10,884 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,644 miles [7,473.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

The official website for Lansing: www.cityoflansingmi.com/

The official website for Ingham County: www.ingham.org/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lansing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lansing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7325, Longitude: -84.5538    
<2>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 Lansing 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.
<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 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 Lansing 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 312.389 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.128 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.777 degrees.









 

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