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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Hutchinson 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 Hutchinson. 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 Hutchinson.

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

The McLeod County sighting report from eBird.

Since Hutchinson is near Meeker County and also Renville County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Meeker County

Sighting report for Renville 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 Hutchinson.

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

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

  • Glencoe [Map], which is the Seat of McLeod County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hutchinson to Glencoe, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 62 miles [99.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,263 miles [10,079.3 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 7,019 miles [11,296 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,931 miles [7,935.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hutchinson ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Hutchinson.

While the name Hutchinson is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Arkansas

Independence County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Independence County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Jefferson County

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

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

Kansas

Reno County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Reno County   [Map]

Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Michigan

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Tuscola County

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

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

Nebraska

Deuel County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Deuel County

This community is historic.<8>

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

New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Gaston County   [Map]

Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the Southeast.

Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Monroe County

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

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

Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Baker County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km] to the West.

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the East Southeast.

Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Loudoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Wise County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Wise County

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

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

West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Hutchinson, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hutchinson ...

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.

Casey   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North of Hutchinson   [Map]

Darwin   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Greenleaf   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Jennie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Lester Prairie   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Rice Lake   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Silver Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Sunrise Court   -   13 miles [20.9 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 Hutchinson. 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.

Les Kouba

Artist. He was born in Hutchinson on Saturday February 3, 1917 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday September 13, 1998 at an age of 81. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Kouba<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About McLeod County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hutchinson: www.ci.hutchinson.mn.us/

The official website for McLeod County: www.co.mcleod.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Hutchinson) 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 Hutchinson. 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 Hutchinson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hutchinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8857, Longitude: -94.3769     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hutchinson 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 Hutchinson 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 319.085 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.046 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.273 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 Hutchinson 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 Hutchinson, 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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