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Judge, Minnesota

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The location of Judge

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Judge 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 Judge. 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 Judge.

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

The Olmsted County sighting report from eBird.

Since Judge is near Mower County and also Fillmore County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Mower County

Sighting report for Fillmore 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 Judge.

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

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

  • Rochester [Map], which is the Seat of Olmsted County, lies just to the North.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Judge to Saint Paul, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,252 miles [10,061.6 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 7,003 miles [11,270.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,905 miles [7,893.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Judge ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Judge.

While the name Judge is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Minnesota


Monroe County

Our profile page for Judge, Monroe County

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

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


Osage County

Our profile page for Judge, Osage County   [Map]

Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the South.


Our profile page for Judge   [Map]

Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East Northeast.


Dickenson County

Our profile page for Judge, Dickenson County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Southeast.

West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Judge, Wyoming County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Judge ...

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.

Chester   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Judge   [Map]

Golden Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Grand Meadow   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

High Forest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Marion   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Oslo   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rock Dell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Shanty Town   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Judge. 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.

Agnes Moorehead

Actress. She was born on Thursday December 6, 1900 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Tueday April 30, 1974 at an age of 73. She was buried at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio) [Map].

Rochester [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Judge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Agnes Moorehead<9>

Edwin Elijah Perkins

Inventor. He was born in Lewis (Iowa) on Tueday January 8, 1889 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Monday July 3, 1961 at an age of 72. He was buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska) [Map].

Rochester [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Judge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Elijah Perkins

Danny Leon Thompson

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Saturday February 1, 1947 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Friday December 10, 1976 at an age of 29. He was buried at Capron Cemetery (Woods County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Rochester [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Judge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Leon Thompson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Olmsted County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Olmsted County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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- Judge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Judge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8991, Longitude: -92.4760     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Judge 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 Judge 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 317.736 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.377 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.499 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 Judge 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 Judge, 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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