A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Humboldt, Minnesota
(Kittson County)

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The location of Humboldt

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Humboldt 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 Humboldt. 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 Humboldt.

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

The Kittson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Humboldt is near Pembina County and also Walsh County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Pembina County

Sighting report for Walsh 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 Humboldt.

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

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

  • Hallock [Map], which is the Seat of Kittson County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Humboldt to Hallock, 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 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,132 miles [9,868.5 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 6,896 miles [11,098 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,842 miles [7,792.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Humboldt ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Humboldt.

Within Minnesota, there is just one other community named Humboldt. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 19 communities in the United States and Canada - with 19 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Minnesota

Communities outside of Minnesota

Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Yavapai County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Yavapai County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km] to the Southwest.


Humboldt County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Humboldt County

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

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


Coles County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Coles County   [Map]

Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Southeast.

Cook County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Southeast.


Humboldt County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Humboldt County   [Map]

Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the South Southeast.


Allen County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Allen County   [Map]

Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the South.

Geary County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Geary County

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

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


Marquette County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Marquette County   [Map]

Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Pulaski County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Pulaski County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Reynolds County

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

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


Richardson County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Richardson County   [Map]

Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the South.


Humboldt County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Humboldt County

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

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

Pershing County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Pershing County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the West Southwest.


Ross County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Ross County   [Map]

Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the Southeast.


Luzerne County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Our profile page for Humboldt   [Map]

Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the Northwest.

South Dakota

Minnehaha County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Minnehaha County   [Map]

Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the South.


Gibson County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Gibson County   [Map]

Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the South Southeast.


Brown County

Our profile page for Humboldt, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Humboldt ...

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.

Cavalier (ND)   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West of Humboldt   [Map]

Dominion City (MB)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Edenburg (MB) (Historic)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Fleece (ND)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Green Ridge (MB)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Kennedy   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Orleans   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Robbin   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Sultan   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [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 Humboldt. 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.

Harold Lang 'Hal' Winkler

Professional hockey. He was born in Gretna (Manitoba) on Tueday March 20, 1894 and died in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Wednesday May 30, 1956 at an age of 62. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Manitoba) [Map].

Gretna [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Humboldt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Lang 'Hal' Winkler<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Kittson County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Humboldt) 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 Humboldt. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Humboldt

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Humboldt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9214, Longitude: -97.0949     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Humboldt 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 Humboldt 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 321.054 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.806 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.776 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 Humboldt 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 Humboldt, 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:

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