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The location of Keewatin









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Keewatin 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 Keewatin. 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 Keewatin.

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

The Itasca County sighting report from eBird.

Since Keewatin is near Saint Louis County and also Aitkin County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saint Louis County

Sighting report for Aitkin 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 Keewatin.

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

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

  • Grand Rapids [Map], which is the Seat of Itasca County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Keewatin to Grand Rapids, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 168 miles [270.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,092 miles [9,804.1 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 6,850 miles [11,024 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,771 miles [7,678.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Keewatin ...

While the name Keewatin is unique within Minnesota, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

Ontario

Our profile page for Keewatin   [Map]

Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Keewatin ...

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.

Grant   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast of Keewatin   [Map]

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

Kelly Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Little Swan   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Marble   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mitchell   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Ruby Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Silica   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Silverwood   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Taconite   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [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 Keewatin. 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.

Milton Kenneth 'Curly' Brink

Professional hockey. He was born in Hibbing (Minnesota) on Wednesday October 26, 1910 and died in Eveleth (Minnesota) on Sunday October 31, 1999 at an age of 89. He was buried at Eveleth Cemetery (Saint Louis County, Minnesota) [Map].

Hibbing [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Keewatin

Eveleth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Keewatin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kenneth 'Curly' Brink<7>

Lois Hall

Actress. She was born in Grand Rapids (Minnesota) on Sunday August 22, 1926 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 21, 2006 at an age of 80. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Grand Rapids [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Keewatin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lois Hall

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Itasca County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Itasca County: www.co.itasca.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Keewatin) 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 Keewatin. 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 Keewatin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keewatin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4004, Longitude: -93.0827     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Keewatin 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 Keewatin 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 318.142 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.311 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.863 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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