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Isanti, Minnesota

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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...

    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Isanti:
    • 45.492657, -93.250433
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Isanti
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Isanti ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

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    • Branch

      • Branch [Chisago County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Isanti
      • Link to Google Map centered on Branch
    • Cedar

      • Cedar [Anoka County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Isanti
      • Link to Google Map centered on Cedar
    • Crown

      • Crown lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Isanti
      • Link to Google Map centered on Crown
    • Elm Park

      • Elm Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Isanti
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elm Park
    • Martin Lake

      • Martin Lake [Anoka County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Isanti
      • Link to Google Map centered on Martin Lake
    • Oak Grove

      • Oak Grove [Anoka County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Isanti
      • Link to Google Map centered on Oak Grove
    • Rush Point

      • Rush Point [Chisago County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Isanti
      • Link to Google Map centered on Rush Point
    • Springvale

      • Springvale lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Isanti
      • Link to Google Map centered on Springvale
    • Stanley

      • Stanley lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Isanti
      • Link to Google Map centered on Stanley
    • Stark

      • Stark [Chisago County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Isanti
      • Link to Google Map centered on Stark

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 Isanti. 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.

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    • Jimmy 'Jumpin Jimmy' Earle Brown     (Musician)
    • Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte     (Professional hockey)
    • Scott 'The Fighting Frenchman' LeDoux     (Professional boxer)
    • Gustav Stickley     (Pioneer of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, publisher of Craftsman Magazine)

      • Pioneer of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, publisher of Craftsman Magazine. He was born in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday March 9, 1857 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Monday April 20, 1942 at the age of 85. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Osceola is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Isanti.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gustav Stickley<2>
    • William Robert 'Bill' Tuttle     (Professional baseball)

      • Professional baseball. He was born in Elmwood (Illinois) on Thursday July 4, 1929 and died in Anoka (Minnesota) on Monday July 27, 1998 at the age of 69. He is buried at Big Lake Cemetery (Sherburne County, Minnesota).
      • Anoka is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Isanti.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Robert 'Bill' Tuttle<2>
    • Leonard Wells Volk     (Artist)

      • Artist. He was born in Wells (New York) on Friday November 7, 1828 and died in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday August 19, 1895 at the age of 66. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Osceola is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Isanti.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leonard Wells Volk<2>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Isanti and extending to:

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    • Cambridge, which is the Seat of Isanti County and lies just to the North Northeast.

    • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Isanti to Saint Paul, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take just about two full days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 943 miles [1,517.6 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.

    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,195 miles [9,969.9 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,951 miles [11,186.6 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,862 miles [7,824.6 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Isanti:

The official website for Isanti 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Isanti) 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 Isanti. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Isanti

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Isanti. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4927, Longitude: -93.2504     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Isanti have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<3>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.
<4>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 Isanti to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.285 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.215 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.495 degrees.






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