A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Hixon.
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 Hixon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hixon and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Hixon and surrounding area.
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 Hixon. 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 Hixon.
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 Polk County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Polk County sighting report from eBird.
Since Hixon is near Red Lake County and also Grand Forks 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:
The Waymark.com website, centered on Hixon.
How Far From Hixon to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Hixon to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Hixon and extending to:
Communities Also Named Hixon ...
We have found 6 communities that share the name Hixon.
While the name Hixon is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Minnesota
Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km] to the West Northwest.
Our profile page for Hixon, Athens County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Athens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the Southeast.
Our profile page for Hixon, Oneida County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Oneida County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Hixon ...
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.
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 Hixon. 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.
Milton Orville Thompson
Astronaut, test pilot. He was born in Crookston (Minnesota) on Tueday May 4, 1926 and died in Lancaster (California) on Friday August 6, 1993 at an age of 67. He was buried at Joshua Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hixon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.mn.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 27 Aug 2019