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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Kensington.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Kensington ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fergus Falls. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northwest of Kensington. Fergus Falls has a population of 13,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Alexandria. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the northeast of Kensington and has a population of 13,700 people.

For comparison, Kensington has a population of 300 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

Alexandria     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the northeast of Kensington.

Barrett     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the northwest of Kensington.

Brandon     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the north of Kensington.

Cyrus     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the south of Kensington.

Donnelly     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the west of Kensington.

Erdahl     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the north of Kensington.

Evansville     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the north of Kensington.

Farwell     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the southeast of Kensington.

Forada     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the east of Kensington.

Garfield     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the northeast of Kensington.

Hoffman     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the northwest of Kensington.

Holmes City     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northeast of Kensington.

Long Beach     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the southeast of Kensington.

Lowry     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southeast of Kensington.

Starbuck     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the southeast of Kensington.

For more communities neighboring Kensington, please visit our County-by-County Page for Kensington.

Douglas County ...

Kensington is located in Douglas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stearns, Stevens & Todd.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kensington ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Kensington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kensington ...

Looking for more information about Kensington? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kensington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kensington.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Kensington. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kensington. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Minnesota

Minnesota Tourism

Parks for Minnesota

Fishing in Minnesota

Hunting in Minnesota

TripAdvisor Link for:

Minnesota Statewide Tourism

Kensington Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Kensington

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Minnesota

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Minnesota

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Minnesota

Airports Near Kensington ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Kensington.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Kensington. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Kensington.

Large Airports

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP) <4>   [Map]
135 miles [217.3 km] miles to the East Southeast of Kensington.

Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]
202 miles [325.1 km] miles to the Southeast of Kensington.

Winnipeg Intl.  (YWG/CYWG)   [Map]
294 miles [473.1 km] miles to the North Northwest of Kensington.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Brainerd Lakes Rgnl.  (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]
86 miles [138.4 km] miles to the East Northeast of Kensington.

Watertown Rgnl.  (ATY/KATY)   [Map]
92 miles [148.1 km] miles to the Southwest of Kensington.

Hector Intl.  (FAR/KFAR)   [Map]
95 miles [152.9 km] miles to the North Northwest of Kensington.

General Aviation Airports

Starbuck Muni. (FAA ID: D32)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the South Southeast of Kensington.

Chandler Fld. (ICAO: KAXN)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the East Northeast of Kensington.

Morris Muni. (MOX/KMOX)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the Southwest of Kensington.

Elbow Lake Muni. (ICAO: KY63)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the Northwest of Kensington.

Glenwood Muni. (ICAO: KGHW)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the East Southeast of Kensington.

Herman Muni. (FAA ID: 06Y)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the West of Kensington.

Benson Muni. (ICAO: KBBB)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the South of Kensington.

Brooten Muni. (FAA ID: 6D1)   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the Southeast of Kensington.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSPICAO: KMSP

Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Rochester Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RSTICAO: KRST

Website for Rochester International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Elbow Lake Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KY63

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Benson Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KBBB

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Todd Fld.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: K14Y

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Winnipeg Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: YWGICAO: CYWG

Website for Winnipeg - James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Fergus Falls Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FFMICAO: KFFM

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Brainerd Lakes Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BRDICAO: KBRD

Website for Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Watertown Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ATYICAO: KATY

Website for Watertown Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Hector Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FARICAO: KFAR

Website for Hector International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Chandler Fld.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KAXN

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Morris Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MOXICAO: KMOX

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Glenwood Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KGHW

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

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About Douglas County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kensington.

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<2>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- Kensington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kensington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kensington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kensington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7783, Longitude: -95.6971     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kensington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Kensington), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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