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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Coates.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Coates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Coates and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Coates

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Coates. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Coates.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Dakota County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Dakota County

Since Coates is near Washington County and also Pierce County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Washington County

Sighting report for Pierce County

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:

The Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Coates ...

We have found two communities that share the name Coates.

Within Minnesota, the name Coates is unique.

Beyond Minnesota, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Henry County

This Coates is located in Henry County and lies 992 miles [1,596.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Coates that is located in Dakota County.

Link to Google Map centered on Coates

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Coates.

Louisa 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 Virginia community of Coates [Louisa County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coates ...

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.

Antlers Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Antlers Park

Apple Valley lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Apple Valley

Cedar Grove lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Cedar Grove

Cottage Grove [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Cottage Grove

Empire lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Empire

Eureka Center lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Eureka Center

Lakeville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Lakeville

Orchard Garden lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Orchard Garden

Pine Bend lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Pine Bend

Rich Valley lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Rich Valley

Roseport lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Roseport

Sunfish Lake lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Coates

Link to Google Map centered on Sunfish Lake

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 Coates. 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.

Musician, songwriter. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Thursday July 30, 1942 and died in Washington, DC on Tueday January 8, 2013 at the age of 70. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Minnesota).

Minneapolis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tandyn D. Almer<3>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Tueday January 3, 1899 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 16, 1964 at the age of 65. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).

Minneapolis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett<3>

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at the age of 88. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).

Minneapolis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness<3>

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday December 28, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 30, 1996 at the age of 88. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).

Minneapolis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Ayres<3>

Professional golf. She was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Wednesday February 13, 1918 and died in Fort Myers (Florida) on Sunday September 10, 2006 at the age of 88. She is buried at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens (Lee County, Florida).

Minneapolis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patty Berg<3>

Pulitzer Prize winning author. He was born in McAlester (Oklahoma) on Sunday October 25, 1914 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Friday January 7, 1972 at the age of 57. He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota).

Minneapolis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Allyn Berryman<3>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday February 26, 1933 and died in Robbinsdale (Minnesota) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the age of 76. He is buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).

Minneapolis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Coates

Robbinsdale is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Johnny' Edwin Blanchard<3>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday October 24, 1900 and died in Edina (Minnesota) on Monday October 14, 1985 at the age of 85. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).

Edina is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossie Bluege<3>

Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 24, 1820 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday December 13, 1870 at the age of 50. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).

Saint Paul is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet<3>

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 29, 1888 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday May 28, 1959 at the age of 70. He is buried at Pacific Crest Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).

Minneapolis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Chesebro<3>

Professional hockey. He was born on Friday June 3, 1927 and died in North Oaks (Minnesota) on Tueday April 7, 1981 at the age of 53. He is buried at Timmins Memorial Cemetery (Cochrane District, Ontario).

North Oaks is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte<3>

Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday July 18, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday September 20, 1949 at the age of 56. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).

Saint Paul is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dix<3>

Professional football. He was born on Wednesday February 6, 1952 and died in Eden Prairie (Minnesota) on Tueday June 12, 2018 at the age of 66. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).

Eden Prairie is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Coates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Keith Fahnhorst<3>

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

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

  • Hastings, which is the Seat of Dakota County, lies just to the East.
  • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Coates to Saint Paul, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,228 miles [10,023 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,982 miles [11,236.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,889 miles [7,868.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dakota County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dakota County: www.co.dakota.mn.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Coates) 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 Coates. 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 Coates

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7159, Longitude: -93.0321     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Coates 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 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.
<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 Coates 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 318.13 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.936 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.583 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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