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Jenkins, Minnesota

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The location of Jenkins

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Jenkins 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 Jenkins. 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 Jenkins.

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

The Crow Wing County sighting report from eBird.

Since Jenkins is near Cass County and also Wadena County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cass County

Sighting report for Wadena 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 Jenkins.

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

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

  • Brainerd [Map], which is the Seat of Crow Wing County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Jenkins to Brainerd, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,169 miles [9,928 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 6,928 miles [11,149.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,849 miles [7,803.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Jenkins ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Jenkins.

While the name Jenkins is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Calhoun County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the South Southeast.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,445 miles [2,325.5 km] to the South Southeast.


De Witt County

Our profile page for Jenkins, De Witt County   [Map]

Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Williamson County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the South Southeast.


Comanche County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Comanche County

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

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

McPherson County

Our profile page for Jenkins, McPherson County   [Map]

Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the South Southwest.


Letcher County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Letcher County   [Map]

Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the Southeast.


Washington Parish

Our profile page for Jenkins, Washington Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the South Southeast.


Baltimore County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the East Southeast.


Jones County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Jones County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the South Southeast.


Barry County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Barry County   [Map]

Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the South.

Jasper County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Jasper County

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


Elko County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Elko County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Lander County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Lander County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km] to the West Southwest.

New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Burlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the East Southeast.

New Mexico

Lea County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Lea County

This community is historic.

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


Luzerne County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Luzerne County

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

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


Loudon County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Loudon County

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

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


Madison County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the South.

Morris County

Our profile page for Jenkins, Morris County   [Map]

Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jenkins ...

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.

Breezy Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Jenkins   [Map]

Crosslake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Fifty Lakes   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lake Shore   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Legionville   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mildred   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mission   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Pine River   -   5 miles [8 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 Jenkins. 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.

Scott 'The Fighting Frenchman' LeDoux

Professional boxer. He was born in Crosby (Minnesota) on Friday January 7, 1949 and died in Coon Rapids (Minnesota) on Thursday August 11, 2011 at an age of 62. He was buried at Hillside Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Crosby [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Jenkins

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott 'The Fighting Frenchman' LeDoux<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Crow Wing County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Crow Wing 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- Jenkins) 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 Jenkins. 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 Jenkins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jenkins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6525, Longitude: -94.3299     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jenkins 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 Jenkins 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 319.052 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.242 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.783 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 Jenkins 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 Jenkins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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:

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