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The location of Island









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Island 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. 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.

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

The Saint Louis County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Aitkin County

Sighting report for Itasca 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 Island.

How Far From Island 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 community such as Island 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 and extending to:

  • Duluth [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Louis County, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Island to Duluth, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 978 miles [1,573.9 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 6,111 miles [9,834.7 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 6,869 miles [11,054.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,787 miles [7,703.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Island ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Island.

While the name Island is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Arkansas

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Island, Sebastian County   [Map]

Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the South.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Island, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Sussex County

Our profile page for Island, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Florida

Osceola County

Our profile page for Island, Osceola County

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

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

Illinois

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Island, Lawrence County

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

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

Kansas

Neosho County

Our profile page for Island, Neosho County

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

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

Kentucky

McLean County

Our profile page for Island, McLean County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Island, Iberville Parish

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

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

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Island, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the South.

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Island, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the East.

New York

New York County

Our profile page for Island, New York County

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

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

Ohio

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Island, Mahoning County   [Map]

Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Island   [Map]

Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the East.

Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Island, Clackamas County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Clinton County

Our profile page for Island, Clinton County

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

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

Texas

Galveston County

Our profile page for Island, Galveston County

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

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Island, Madison County

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

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

Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Island, Windsor County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the East.

Virginia

Goochland County

Our profile page for Island, Goochland County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Island ...

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.

Ball Bluff   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West of Island   [Map]

Birch   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Elmer   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Floodwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Goodland   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Libby   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Meadowlands   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Silica   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Swan River   -   11 miles [17.7 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 Island. 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.

Milton Kenneth 'Curly' Brink

Professional hockey. He was born in Hibbing (Minnesota) on Wednesday October 26, 1910 and died in Eveleth (Minnesota) on Sunday October 31, 1999 at an age of 89. He was buried at Eveleth Cemetery (Saint Louis County, Minnesota) [Map].

Hibbing [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Island

Eveleth [Map] is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the northeast of Island

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kenneth 'Curly' Brink<8>

Lois Hall

Actress. She was born in Grand Rapids (Minnesota) on Sunday August 22, 1926 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 21, 2006 at an age of 80. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Grand Rapids [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Island

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lois Hall

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Minnesota Community

About Saint Louis County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Louis County: www.co.st-louis.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Island) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9861, Longitude: -93.0135     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Island 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 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 318.10 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.207 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.945 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Island 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>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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