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The location of Ivanhoe









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Ivanhoe 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 Ivanhoe. 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 Ivanhoe.

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

The Lincoln County sighting report from eBird.

Since Ivanhoe is near Yellow Medicine County and also Lyon County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Yellow Medicine County

Sighting report for Lyon 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 Ivanhoe.

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

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

  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Ivanhoe to Saint Paul, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,059 miles [1,704.3 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 6,345 miles [10,211.3 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 7,102 miles [11,429.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,019 miles [8,077.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ivanhoe ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Ivanhoe.

While the name Ivanhoe is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the Southeast.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Searcy County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Searcy County

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

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

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Tulare County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Colorado

Pitkin County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Pitkin County

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

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

Florida

Leon County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Leon County

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

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

Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Bulloch County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,157 miles [1,862 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Cook County

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

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

Lake County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Will County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Will County   [Map]

Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Finney County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Finney County

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

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

Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Michigan

Huron County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Huron County   [Map]

Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East.

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Elko County

This community is historic.<8>

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

New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Grant County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the Southwest.

New York

Delaware County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the East.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Ivanhoe   [Map]

Distance: About 2,026 miles [3,260.5 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Sampson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Hamilton County

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

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

Oklahoma

Beaver County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Beaver County

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

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Ivanhoe   [Map]

Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the East.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Allegheny County

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

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

South Dakota

Custer County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Custer County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the West.

Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the South.

Tyler County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Tyler County   [Map]

Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the South.

Virginia

Wythe County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Wythe County   [Map]

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

West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Ivanhoe, Upshur County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ivanhoe ...

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.

Aurora (SD)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest of Ivanhoe   [Map]

Burr   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Current Lake   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Gary (SD)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Green Valley   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Holland   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Marshall   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Providence   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Spring Creek   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sunnyview (SD)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Village Park   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Lincoln County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.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- Ivanhoe) 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 Ivanhoe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ivanhoe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ivanhoe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4652, Longitude: -96.2521     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ivanhoe 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 Ivanhoe 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 320.42 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.518 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.405 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Ivanhoe 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 Ivanhoe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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