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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 Caledonia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Caledonia 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 Caledonia:
    • 43.634306, -91.500826
    • 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 Caledonia
  • 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 Caledonia ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Caledonia.

Within Minnesota, the name Caledonia is unique.

Beyond Minnesota, 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 six are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Wilcox County
      • This Caledonia is located in Wilcox County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilcox County community of Caledonia.
    • Arkansas
      • Union County
      • This Caledonia is located in Union County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km]<1> to the south of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Caledonia.
    • Illinois
      • Boone County
      • This Caledonia is located in Boone County and lies 158 miles [254.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Caledonia.
      • Putnam 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 Illinois community of Caledonia [Putnam County].
    • Indiana
      • Sullivan 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 Caledonia [Sullivan County].
    • Iowa
      • Ringgold 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 Iowa community of Caledonia [Ringgold County].
    • Kansas
      • Ottawa County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Ottawa County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Caledonia.
    • Kentucky
      • Trigg County
      • This Caledonia is located in Trigg County and lies 511 miles [822.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trigg County community of Caledonia.
    • Michigan
      • Kent County
      • This Caledonia is located in Kent County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km]<1> to the east of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Caledonia.
    • Mississippi
      • Lowndes County
      • This Caledonia is located in Lowndes County and lies 707 miles [1,137.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lowndes County community of Caledonia.
    • Missouri
      • Washington County
      • This Caledonia is located in Washington County and lies 407 miles [655 km]<1> to the south of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Caledonia.
    • Montana
      • Carbon 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 Montana community of Caledonia [Carbon County].
    • New York
      • Livingston County
      • This Caledonia is located in Livingston County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km]<1> to the east of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Caledonia.
      • Saint Lawrence 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 York community of Caledonia [Saint Lawrence County].
    • North Carolina
      • Moore 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 North Carolina community of Caledonia [Moore County].
    • North Dakota
      • Traill County
      • This Caledonia is located in Traill County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Traill County community of Caledonia.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Caledonia lies 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Ohio
      • Marion County
      • This Caledonia is located in Marion County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Caledonia.
    • Ontario
      • This Caledonia lies 580 miles [933.4 km]<1> to the east of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Pennsylvania
      • Elk County
      • This Caledonia is located in Elk County and lies 682 miles [1,097.6 km]<1> to the east of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elk County community of Caledonia.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Caledonia lies 1,411 miles [2,270.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Texas
      • Rusk County
      • This Caledonia is located in Rusk County and lies 825 miles [1,327.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rusk County community of Caledonia.
    • Virginia
      • Goochland County
      • This Caledonia is located in Goochland County and lies 806 miles [1,297.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Goochland County community of Caledonia.
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • This Caledonia is located in Pierce County and lies 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Caledonia.
    • Wisconsin
      • Racine County
      • This Caledonia is located in Racine County and lies 188 miles [302.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Caledonia that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Racine County community of Caledonia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Caledonia ...

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.

  • Choice [Fillmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choice
    • Choice [Fillmore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Caledonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choice have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choice
  • Freeburg [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeburg
    • Freeburg [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Caledonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeburg
  • Highlandville [Winneshiek County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highlandville
    • Highlandville [Winneshiek County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Caledonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlandville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highlandville
  • Mabel [Fillmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabel
    • Mabel [Fillmore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Caledonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mabel<5>
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Money Creek [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money Creek
      • Money Creek [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Caledonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money Creek
    • Newhouse [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newhouse
      • Newhouse [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Caledonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newhouse have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhouse
    • Pine Creek [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
      • Pine Creek [Houston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Caledonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Creek
    • Riceford [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceford
      • Riceford [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Caledonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceford
    • Spring Grove [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Caledonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Grove<5>
    • Tawney [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tawney
      • Tawney [Fillmore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Caledonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tawney have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tawney
    • Village Terrace [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Terrace
      • Village Terrace [Houston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Caledonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Terrace

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 Caledonia. 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 ...
    • John Leckie Ake     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1879/09/20)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1879/09/20. He was born in Altoona (PA) on August 29, 1861 (a Thursday) and died in La Crosse (WI) on May 11, 1887 (a Wednesday) at the age of 25. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (La Crosse County, Wisconsin).
      • La Crosse is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Caledonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leckie Ake<6>
    • Paul Robert Giel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Winona (MN) on September 29, 1932 (a Thursday) and died in Minneapolis (MN) on May 22, 2002 (a Wednesday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Winona is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Caledonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Robert Giel<6>
    • Edward 'Big Ed' Konetchy     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nancy Parsons     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Paul (MN) on January 17, 1942 (a Saturday) and died in La Crosse (WI) on January 5, 2001 (a Friday) at the age of 59. She is buried at Viroqua Cemetery (Vernon County, Wisconsin).
      • La Crosse is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Caledonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Parsons<6>
    • Ford Sterling     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 120 miles [193.1 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Caledonia to Saint Paul, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,232 miles [10,029.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,982 miles [11,236.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,879 miles [7,852 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Caledonia) 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 Caledonia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CaledoniaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caledonia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6343, Longitude: -91.5008       In this case, the coordinates for Caledonia 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 Caledonia, 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 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 Caledonia 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>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 Caledonia 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 317.057 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.565 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.052 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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