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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lakefield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lakefield and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Lakefield:
    • 43.677668, -95.169656
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Lakefield
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Lakefield ...

We found five communities that share the name Lakefield.

Within Minnesota, the name Lakefield is unique.

Beyond Minnesota, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, three are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Jackson Parish
      • This Lakefield is located in Jackson Parish and lies 797 miles [1,282.6 km]<1> to the south of the Lakefield that is located in Jackson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson Parish community of Lakefield.
    • Michigan
      • Saginaw County
      • This Lakefield is located in Saginaw County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the east of the Lakefield that is located in Jackson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saginaw County community of Lakefield.
    • Ontario
      • This Lakefield lies 838 miles [1,348.6 km]<1> to the east of the Lakefield that is located in Jackson County.
    • Quebec
      • This Lakefield lies 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Lakefield that is located in Jackson County.
    • Wisconsin
      • Ozaukee County
      • This Lakefield is located in Ozaukee County and lies 363 miles [584.2 km]<1> to the east of the Lakefield that is located in Jackson County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ozaukee County community of Lakefield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lakefield ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Alpha
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
    • Alpha is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
  • Dundee
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee is located in Nobles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67 people
  • Harris
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
    • Harris is located in Osceola County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 158 people
  • Heron Lake
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heron Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heron Lake
    • Heron Lake is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 643 people
  • Mountain Lake
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake
    • Mountain Lake is located in Cottonwood County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,044 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Lake <3>
  • Orleans
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orleans
    • Orleans is located in Dickinson County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
  • Round Lake
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake
    • Round Lake is located in Nobles County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 364 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Lake <3>
  • Spirit Lake
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Superior
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
    • Superior is located in Dickinson County (IA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior <3>

How Far From Lakefield to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Lakefield to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Lakefield and extending to:

  • Jackson, which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lakefield to Jackson, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the northeast (NE). 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) is 994 miles [1,599.7 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,352 miles [10,222.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,107 miles [11,437.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,016 miles [8,072.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

The official website for Lakefield: www.lakefieldmn.com/

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lakefield) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6777, Longitude: -95.1697       In this case, the coordinates for Lakefield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Lakefield to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.63 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.512 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.997 degrees.









 

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