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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lakeville 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 Lakeville. 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 Lakeville.

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

The Dakota County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lakeville is near Scott County and also Hennepin County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Scott County

Sighting report for Hennepin 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 Lakeville.

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

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

  • Hastings [Map], which is the Seat of Dakota County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Lakeville to Hastings, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,237 miles [10,037.5 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 6,992 miles [11,252.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,899 miles [7,884.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lakeville ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Lakeville.

While the name Lakeville is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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IndianaMichiganOhio 

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Sonoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km] to the West.

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Litchfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the East.

Florida

Lee County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Orange County

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

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

Indiana

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Saint Joseph County   [Map]

Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Kentucky

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Magoffin County   [Map]

Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Southeast.

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Plymouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the East.

Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Oakland County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the East.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Lakeville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Chenango County   [Map]

Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the East.

Livingston County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the East.

Nassau County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Nassau County

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

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

Orange County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Lakeville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km] to the East.

Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Ashtabula County   [Map]

Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the East Southeast.

Holmes County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Holmes County   [Map]

Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Crawford County   [Map]

Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Lakeville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,501 miles [2,415.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Lakeville, Chippewa County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lakeville ...

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.

Antlers Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Lakeville   [Map]

Apple Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cedar Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Credit River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Deer Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Eureka Center   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Grainwood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Orchard Garden   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Prior Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Savage   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Lakeville. 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.

Tandyn D. Almer

Musician, songwriter. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Thursday July 30, 1942 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Tueday January 8, 2013 at an age of 70. He was buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Minnesota).

Minneapolis [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tandyn D. Almer<8>

Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Tueday January 3, 1899 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 16, 1964 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett

James Arness     (Born as James King Aurness)

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness

Lew Ayres

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday December 28, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 30, 1996 at an age of 88. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Ayres

Patty Berg

Professional golf. She was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Wednesday February 13, 1918 and died in Fort Myers (Florida) on Sunday September 10, 2006 at an age of 88. She was buried at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens (Lee County, Florida) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patty Berg

John Allyn Berryman

Pulitzer Prize winning author. He was born in McAlester (Oklahoma) on Sunday October 25, 1914 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Friday January 7, 1972 at an age of 57. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Allyn Berryman

John 'Johnny' Edwin Blanchard

Major League Baseball. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday February 26, 1933 and died in Robbinsdale (Minnesota) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at an age of 76. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Robbinsdale [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Johnny' Edwin Blanchard

Ossie Bluege

Major League Baseball. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday October 24, 1900 and died in Edina (Minnesota) on Monday October 14, 1985 at an age of 85. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Edina [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossie Bluege

William Chauvenet

Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 24, 1820 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday December 13, 1870 at an age of 50. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet

George Chesebro

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 29, 1888 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday May 28, 1959 at an age of 70. He was buried at Pacific Crest Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Chesebro

Richard Dix     (Born as Ernst Carlton Brimmer)

Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday July 18, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday September 20, 1949 at an age of 56. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dix

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Keith Fahnhorst

Glen Daniel Flanagan

Professional boxer. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday November 16, 1926 and died in Farmington (Minnesota) on Sunday January 28, 1979 at an age of 52. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Lakeville

Farmington [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Lakeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Daniel Flanagan

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lakeville: www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/

The official website for Dakota County: www.co.dakota.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 '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- Lakeville) 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 Lakeville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lakeville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6779, Longitude: -93.2524     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakeville 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 Lakeville 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 318.286 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.108 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.713 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Lakeville 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>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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