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The location of Holloway









Introduction ...

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

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 Holloway, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Holloway and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Holloway 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 Holloway. 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 Holloway.

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

The Swift County sighting report from eBird.

Since Holloway is near Chippewa County and also Big Stone County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Chippewa County

Sighting report for Big Stone 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Holloway.

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

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

  • Benson [Map], which is the Seat of Swift County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Holloway to Benson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,058 miles [1,702.7 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 6,293 miles [10,127.6 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 7,051 miles [11,347.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,971 miles [8,000 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Holloway ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Holloway.

While the name Holloway is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Holloway, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Southeast.

Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Holloway, Rapides Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Holloway, Lenawee County   [Map]

Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Mississippi

Tunica County

Our profile page for Holloway, Tunica County

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

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

New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Holloway, Lincoln County

This community is historic.<8>

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

North Carolina

Durham County

Our profile page for Holloway, Durham County

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

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

Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Holloway, Belmont County   [Map]

Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Wilson County

Our profile page for Holloway, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Southeast.

Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Holloway, Juab County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Holloway ...

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.

Alberta   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North of Holloway   [Map]

Artichoke   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Big Stone City (SD)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Cashtown   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Louisburg   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Providence   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Starbuck   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Swift Falls   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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 Holloway. 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.

Franklin Clarence Mars

Creator of the Milky Way candy bar. He was born in Hancock (Minnesota) on Wednesday September 24, 1884 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday April 8, 1934 at an age of 49. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Hancock [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Holloway

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin Clarence Mars<9>

Clarence Leonard 'Tuffy' Thompson

Professional football. He was born in Montevideo (Minnesota) on Monday September 28, 1914 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday February 5, 2000 at an age of 85.

Montevideo [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Holloway

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence Leonard 'Tuffy' Thompson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Swift County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Swift County: www.swiftcounty.com/

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- Holloway) 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 Holloway. 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 Holloway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holloway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2441, Longitude: -95.9112     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Holloway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Holloway 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 320.188 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.352 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.033 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 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 Holloway 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 Holloway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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.

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