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Inez, Minnesota

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Inez, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Inez and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Inez 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 Inez. 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 Inez.

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

The Beltrami County sighting report from eBird.

Since Inez is near Itasca County and also Koochiching County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Itasca County

Sighting report for Koochiching 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 Inez.

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

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

  • Bemidji [Map], which is the Seat of Beltrami County, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Inez to Bemidji, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 212 miles [341.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,072 miles [1,725.2 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 6,114 miles [9,839.5 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 6,875 miles [11,064.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,804 miles [7,731.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Inez ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Inez.

While the name Inez is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Sherman County

Our profile page for Inez, Sherman County

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

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


Martin County

Our profile page for Inez, Martin County   [Map]

Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the Southeast.


Holt County

Our profile page for Inez, Holt County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the South Southwest.

New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Inez, Roosevelt County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the South Southwest.

North Carolina

Warren County

Our profile page for Inez, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the Southeast.


Potter County

Our profile page for Inez, Potter County   [Map]

Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Victoria County

Our profile page for Inez, Victoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,314 miles [2,114.7 km] to the South.


Louisa County

Our profile page for Inez, Louisa County

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

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

West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Inez, Cabell County   [Map]

Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the Southeast.


Converse County

Our profile page for Inez, Converse County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Inez ...

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.

Blackduck   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Inez   [Map]

Forest Grove   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Island Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Red Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Rosy   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Shooks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Turtle River   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Beltrami County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Beltrami County:

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- Inez) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Inez. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8602, Longitude: -94.5802     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Inez 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 Inez 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 319.219 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.591 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.592 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 Inez 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 Inez, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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