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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 Cloquet, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cloquet 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 Cloquet:
    • 46.715947, -92.449143
    • 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 Cloquet
  • 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 Cloquet ...

We have found one communities that share the name Cloquet.

Within Minnesota, the name Cloquet is unique.

Beyond Minnesota, there is another community also named Cloquet in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Bradley County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Cloquet [Bradley County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cloquet ...

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.

  • Blackhoof [Carlton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackhoof
    • Blackhoof [Carlton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Cloquet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackhoof have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhoof
  • Five Corners [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Cloquet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Four Corners [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners [Saint Louis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cloquet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
  • Gary [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
    • Gary [Saint Louis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Cloquet
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
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    • Grand Lake [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Lake
      • Grand Lake [Saint Louis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Cloquet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Lake
    • Hermantown [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermantown
      • Hermantown [Saint Louis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Cloquet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermantown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermantown<4>
    • Oliver [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
      • Oliver [Douglas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Cloquet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
    • Otter Creek [Carlton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Carlton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Cloquet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Creek
    • Riverview [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Cloquet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Twig [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twig
      • Twig [Saint Louis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Cloquet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twig have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twig
    • Twig Station [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twig Station
      • Twig Station [Saint Louis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cloquet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twig Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twig Station

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 Cloquet. 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.

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    • Dorothy Arnold     (Actress)
      • Born: Dorothy Arnoldine Olson
      • Actress. She was born in Duluth (MN) on November 21, 1917 (a Wednesday) and died in Palm Springs (CA) on November 13, 1984 (a Tueday) at the age of 67. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Duluth is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Cloquet.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Arnold<5>
    • Morrie Arnovich     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Superior (WI) on November 16, 1910 (a Wednesday) and died in Superior (WI) on July 20, 1959 (a Monday) at the age of 48. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Douglas County, Wisconsin).
      • Superior is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Cloquet.
      • Superior is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Cloquet.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Morrie Arnovich<5>
    • Spencer Harris     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Duluth (MN) on August 12, 1900 (a Sunday) and died in Minneapolis (MN) on July 3, 1982 (a Saturday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Duluth is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Cloquet.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Harris<5>
    • Peggy Knudsen     (Actress)
      • Born: Margaret Ann Knudsen
      • Actress. She was born in Duluth (MN) on April 27, 1923 (a Friday) and died in Encino (CA) on July 11, 1980 (a Friday) at the age of 57. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Duluth is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Cloquet.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Knudsen<5>
    • Jessica Lange     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Full name: Jessica Phyllis Lange
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Cloquet on April 20, 1949 (a Wednesday)
    • Dominic Angelo 'Dom' Moselle     (Professional football)
    • Marian Nixon     (Actress)
    • Barbara Payton     (Actress)
      • Born: Barbara Redfield
      • Actress. She was born in Cloquet on November 16, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in San Diego (CA) on May 8, 1967 (a Monday) at the age of 39.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barbara Payton<5>
    • Gordy Soltau     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Duluth (MN) on January 25, 1925 (a Sunday) and died in Santa Clara (CA) on October 27, 2014 (a Monday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park (Santa Clara County, California).
      • Duluth is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Cloquet.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordy Soltau<5>
    • Thomas Mark Williams     (Professional hockey)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carlton, which is the Seat of Carlton County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Cloquet to Saint Paul, with an average speed<6>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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,107 miles [9,828.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,864 miles [11,046.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,778 miles [7,689.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Minnesota

About Carlton County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Carlton County: www.co.carlton.mn.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Cloquet, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cloquet) 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 Cloquet. 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 CloquetOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cloquet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7159, Longitude: -92.4491    
<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 have 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Cloquet to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.701 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.718 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.705 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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