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Homecroft, Minnesota

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The location of Homecroft

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Homecroft 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 Homecroft. 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 Homecroft.

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

The Crow Wing County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Aitkin 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 Homecroft.

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

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

  • Brainerd [Map], which is the Seat of Crow Wing County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Homecroft to Brainerd, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,170 miles [9,929.7 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 6,928 miles [11,149.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,847 miles [7,800.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Homecroft ...

While the name Homecroft is unique within Minnesota, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota


Marion County

Our profile page for Homecroft, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Homecroft ...

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.

Breezy Point   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest of Homecroft   [Map]

Crosslake   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Crow Wing   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Deerwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Lake Shore   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Legionville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Manganese   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Mission   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

White Hawk   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [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 Homecroft. 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.

Scott 'The Fighting Frenchman' LeDoux

Professional boxer. He was born in Crosby (Minnesota) on Friday January 7, 1949 and died in Coon Rapids (Minnesota) on Thursday August 11, 2011 at an age of 62. He was buried at Hillside Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Crosby [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Homecroft

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott 'The Fighting Frenchman' LeDoux<7>

Warren William     (Born as Warren William Krech)

Actor. He was born in Aitkin (Minnesota) on Sunday December 2, 1894 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday September 24, 1948 at an age of 53.

Aitkin [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Homecroft

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren William

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Crow Wing County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Crow Wing County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Homecroft) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homecroft. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4528, Longitude: -94.0097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Homecroft 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 Homecroft 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 318.822 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.955 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.657 degrees.

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<7>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:

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