A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
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:
Since Coates is near Washington County and also Pierce County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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:
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
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.
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
Eureka Center lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Coates
Link to Google Map centered on Eureka Center
Orchard Garden lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Coates
Link to Google Map centered on Orchard Garden
Rich Valley lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Coates
Link to Google Map centered on Rich Valley
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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:
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 19 Feb 2020