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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Laurel 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 Laurel. 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 Laurel.

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

The Koochiching County sighting report from eBird.

Since Laurel is near Saint Louis County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:

Sighting report for Saint Louis 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 Laurel.

How Far From Laurel to ...

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

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

  • International Falls [Map], which is the Seat of Koochiching County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Laurel to International Falls, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 247 miles [397.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,052 miles [9,739.7 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 6,813 miles [10,964.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,743 miles [7,633.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Laurel ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Laurel.

While the name Laurel is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Alabama

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Laurel, DeKalb County

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

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

Arkansas

Pope County

Our profile page for Laurel, Pope County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the South.

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Laurel, Alameda County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km] to the West Southwest.

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Laurel, San Mateo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Laurel, Santa Cruz County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Laurel, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Florida

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Laurel, Sarasota County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,594 miles [2,565.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Laurel, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Southeast.

Iowa

Marshall County

Our profile page for Laurel, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the South.

Kansas

Hodgeman County

Our profile page for Laurel, Hodgeman County

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

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

Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Laurel, Greenup County

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

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Laurel, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the Southeast.

Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Laurel, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Michigan

Sanilac County

Our profile page for Laurel, Sanilac County

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

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

Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Laurel, Jones County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Montana

Yellowstone County

Our profile page for Laurel, Yellowstone County   [Map]

Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the West.

Nebraska

Cedar County

Our profile page for Laurel, Cedar County   [Map]

Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Nevada

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Laurel, Humboldt County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km] to the West Southwest.

New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Laurel, Suffolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km] to the East Southeast.

North Carolina

Franklin County

Our profile page for Laurel, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,157 miles [1,862 km] to the Southeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Laurel, Madison County

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

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

Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Laurel, Clermont County   [Map]

Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Southeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Laurel   [Map]

Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Laurel, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km] to the West.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Laurel, Allegheny County

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

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

Chester County

Our profile page for Laurel, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Laurel, Cumberland County

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

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

York County

Our profile page for Laurel, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Laurel   [Map]

Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Laurel, Georgetown County

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

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

South Dakota

Sully County

Our profile page for Laurel, Sully County

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

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

Tennessee

Anderson County

Our profile page for Laurel, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the South Southeast.

Sevier County

Our profile page for Laurel, Sevier County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Newton County

Our profile page for Laurel, Newton County

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

Virginia

Henrico County

Our profile page for Laurel, Henrico County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km] to the Southeast.

Russell County

Our profile page for Laurel, Russell County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Southeast.

Wise County

Our profile page for Laurel, Wise County   [Map]

Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Southeast.

Washington

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Laurel, Klickitat County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,303 miles [2,097 km] to the West.

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Laurel, Whatcom County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,305 miles [2,100.2 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Barbour County

Our profile page for Laurel, Barbour County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Laurel ...

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.

Big Falls   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South of Laurel   [Map]

Box Alder (ON)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Dance (ON)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Falls Junction   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Government Landing (ON)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Grand Falls   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]

International Falls   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Island View   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]

Littlefork   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rocky Inlet (ON)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sturgeon River Landing   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [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 Laurel. 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.

Edward Lloyd 'Sonny' Kryzanowski

Professional hockey. He was born in Fort Frances (Ontario) on Saturday November 14, 1925 and died in Atikokan (Ontario) on Sunday April 29, 2007 at an age of 81.

Fort Frances [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Laurel

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Lloyd 'Sonny' Kryzanowski<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Minnesota

About Koochiching County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Koochiching County: www.co.koochiching.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Laurel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5149, Longitude: -93.6746     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Laurel 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 Laurel 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 318.544 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.916 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.875 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Laurel 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 Laurel, 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: findagrave.com.

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