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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Jasper 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 Jasper. 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 Jasper.

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

The Pipestone County sighting report from eBird.

Since Jasper is near Minnehaha County and also Rock County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Minnehaha County

Sighting report for Rock 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 Jasper.

How Far From Jasper to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Jasper to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Pipestone [Map], which is the Seat of Pipestone County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Jasper to Pipestone, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 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 6,382 miles [10,270.8 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 7,139 miles [11,489.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jasper ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Jasper.

While the name Jasper is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Alabama

Walker County

Our profile page for Jasper, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Southeast.

Alberta

Our profile page for Jasper   [Map]

Distance: About 1,167 miles [1,878.1 km] to the Northwest.

Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Jasper, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Colorado

Rio Grande County

Our profile page for Jasper, Rio Grande County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the Southwest.

Florida

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Jasper, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Pickens County

Our profile page for Jasper, Pickens County   [Map]

Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the Southeast.

Indiana

Dubois County

Our profile page for Jasper, Dubois County   [Map]

Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Southeast.

Kansas

Linn County

Our profile page for Jasper, Linn County

This community is historic.

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

Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Jasper, Lenawee County   [Map]

Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the East.

Missouri

Jasper County

Our profile page for Jasper, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Jasper, Elko County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Jasper, Steuben County   [Map]

Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Jasper, Craven County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Fayette County

Our profile page for Jasper, Fayette County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Jasper, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Scioto County

Our profile page for Jasper, Scioto County

This community is historic.

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

Oklahoma

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Jasper, Choctaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the South.

Ontario

Our profile page for Jasper   [Map]

Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the East.

Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Jasper, Lane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,312 miles [2,111.5 km] to the West.

South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Jasper, Darlington County

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

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

Jasper County

Our profile page for Jasper, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the Southeast.

South Dakota

Charles Mix County

Our profile page for Jasper, Charles Mix County

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

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

Tennessee

Marion County

Our profile page for Jasper, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Jasper County

Our profile page for Jasper, Jasper County   [Map]

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

Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Jasper, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Jasper, Boone County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jasper ...

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.

Baltic (SD)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West of Jasper   [Map]

Beaver Creek   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Dell Rapids (SD)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Diamond Corner   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Holland   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lone Tree (SD)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Manley   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

Pipestone   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Valley Springs (SD)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [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 Jasper. 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.

Roy Shuman

Actor. He was born in Sioux Falls (South Dakota) on Monday August 18, 1924 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 30, 1973 at an age of 48. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Sioux Falls [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Jasper

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Shuman<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Pipestone County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jasper) 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 Jasper. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jasper

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jasper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8519, Longitude: -96.3971     [Map].

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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 Jasper 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 320.509 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.543 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.623 degrees.

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<7>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 Jasper, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Jasper 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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<9>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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