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Island View, Minnesota

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The location of Island View

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Island View 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 Island View. 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 Island View.

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

The Koochiching County sighting report from eBird.

Since Island View is near Saint Louis County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:

Sighting report for Saint Louis 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 Island View.

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

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

  • International Falls [Map], which is the Seat of Koochiching County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Island View to International Falls, 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 251 miles [403.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,033 miles [9,709.2 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 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,721 miles [7,597.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Island View ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Island View.

While the name Island View is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Glynn County

Our profile page for Island View, Glynn County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km] to the South Southeast.


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Island View, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the South Southeast.


Our profile page for Island View

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


Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Island View, Queen Anne's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Delta County

Our profile page for Island View, Delta County   [Map]

Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Southeast.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Island View   [Map]

Distance: About 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Island View   [Map]

Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the East.


Logan County

Our profile page for Island View, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Southeast.

Wood County

Our profile page for Island View, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Southeast.


Our profile page for Island View   [Map]

Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the West Northwest.


Davis County

Our profile page for Island View, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the West Southwest.


Benton County

Our profile page for Island View, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Island View ...

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.

Bear Pass (ON)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast of Island View   [Map]

Box Alder (ON)   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]

Falls Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

International Falls   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Kettle Falls   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Littlefork   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Nickel Lake (ON)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Olive (ON)   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rocky Inlet (ON)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Windy Point (ON)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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 Island View. 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.

Edward Lloyd 'Sonny' Kryzanowski

Professional hockey. He was born in Fort Frances (Ontario) on Saturday November 14, 1925 and died in Atikokan (Ontario) on Sunday April 29, 2007 at an age of 81.

Fort Frances [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Island View

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Lloyd 'Sonny' Kryzanowski<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Koochiching County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Koochiching County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Island View. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Island View

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Island View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5952, Longitude: -93.1668     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Island View 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 Island View 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 318.172 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.507 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.554 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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