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The location of Jessenland









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Jessenland 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 Jessenland. 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 Jessenland.

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

The Sibley County sighting report from eBird.

Since Jessenland is near Scott County and also Le Sueur County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Scott County

Sighting report for Le Sueur 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 Jessenland.

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

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

  • Gaylord [Map], which is the Seat of Sibley County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Jessenland to Gaylord, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,265 miles [10,082.5 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 7,020 miles [11,297.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,929 miles [7,932.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jessenland ...

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.

Assumption   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Jessenland   [Map]

Green Isle   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Jordan   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Norseland   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Plato   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rush River   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Traverse   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Union Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Young America   -   14 miles [22.5 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 Jessenland. 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.

Keith Fahnhorst

Professional football. He was born on Wednesday February 6, 1952 and died in Eden Prairie (Minnesota) on Tueday June 12, 2018 at an age of 66. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Eden Prairie [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Jessenland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Keith Fahnhorst<7>

Joseph Warren Hutton

Professional basketball. He was born in Excelsior (Minnesota) on Saturday October 6, 1928 and died in Bloomington (Minnesota) on Tueday October 20, 2009 at an age of 81. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Excelsior [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Jessenland

Bloomington [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast of Jessenland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Warren Hutton

Howie 'Stretch' Schultz

Major League Baseball, professional basketball. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Monday July 3, 1922 and died in Chaska (Minnesota) on Friday October 30, 2009 at an age of 87. He was buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Minnesota).

Saint Paul [Map] is located 48 miles [77.2 km] to the northeast of Jessenland

Chaska [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Jessenland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howie 'Stretch' Schultz

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Minnesota

About Sibley County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sibley County: www.co.sibley.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- Jessenland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jessenland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5719, Longitude: -93.9233     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jessenland 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 Jessenland 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 318.76 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.634 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.105 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: findagrave.com.

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