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Hines, Minnesota

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Hines and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Hines. 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 Hines.

Bird Watching ...

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 Beltrami County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Beltrami County sighting report from eBird.

Since Hines is near Itasca County and also Cass County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Itasca County

Sighting report for Cass County

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

The website, centered on Hines.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Hines and extending to:

  • Bemidji [Map], which is the Seat of Beltrami County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hines to Bemidji, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 202 miles [325.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,125 miles [9,857.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,885 miles [11,080.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,814 miles [7,747.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hines ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Hines.

While the name Hines is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Hines, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the South Southeast.


Dixie County

Our profile page for Hines, Dixie County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,379 miles [2,219.3 km] to the South Southeast.


Cook County

Our profile page for Hines, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Southeast.


Lincoln County

Our profile page for Hines, Lincoln County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Morgan County

Our profile page for Hines, Morgan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Morgan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Richland County

Our profile page for Hines, Richland County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Southeast.


Harney County

Our profile page for Hines, Harney County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the West.


Johnson County

Our profile page for Hines, Johnson County

Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wilbarger County

Our profile page for Hines, Wilbarger County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wilbarger County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Pacific County

Our profile page for Hines, Pacific County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km] to the West.

West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Hines, Greenbrier County   [Map]

Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Southeast.


Douglas County

Our profile page for Hines, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hines ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Blackduck   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Hines   [Map]

Inez   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Island Lake   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Rosy   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Scribner   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Shooks   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Turtle River   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Woodland Park   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Beltrami County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Beltrami County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hines) 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 Hines. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hines

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hines. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6861, Longitude: -94.6328     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Hines to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.26 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.614 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.671 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Hines 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.

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<8>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 Hines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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