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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lawndale 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 Lawndale. 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 Lawndale.

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

The Wilkin County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lawndale is near Clay County and also Otter Tail County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clay County

Sighting report for Otter Tail 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 Lawndale.

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

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

  • Breckenridge [Map], which is the Seat of Wilkin County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lawndale to Breckenridge, 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 most of a day.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 192 miles [309 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 63 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 6,997 miles [11,260.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,926 miles [7,927.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lawndale ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Lawndale.

While the name Lawndale is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Los Angeles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Sonoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Logan County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Southeast.

Indiana

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Vanderburgh County

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

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

Kansas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Jackson County

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

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

Pratt County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Pratt County

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

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

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,092 miles [1,757.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Kalamazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Saginaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Sanilac County

Our profile page for Lawndale, 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.

North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Cleveland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the Southeast.

Guilford County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Guilford County

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

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

Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Stark County   [Map]

Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Summit County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Summit County   [Map]

Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Bucks County

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

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Montgomery County

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

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

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Philadelphia County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Lawndale, Kaufman County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lawndale ...

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.

Clear View   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast of Lawndale   [Map]

Comstock   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Downer   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Edwards   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Elizabeth   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Foxhome   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

French   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Kent   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Norwegian Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pelican Rapids   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [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 Lawndale. 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.

Frank Albertson     (Born as Francis Healey Albertson)

Actor. He was born in Fergus Falls (Minnesota) on Tueday February 2, 1909 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Saturday February 29, 1964 (which is Leap Day) at an age of 55.

Fergus Falls [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Lawndale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Albertson<8>

George Putnam

News anchor, talk show host. He was born in Breckenridge (Minnesota) on Tueday July 14, 1914 and died in Chino (California) on Friday September 12, 2008 at an age of 94.

Breckenridge [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Lawndale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Putnam

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Minnesota

About Wilkin County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wilkin County: www.co.wilkin.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lawndale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawndale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5569, Longitude: -96.3603     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lawndale 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 Lawndale 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 320.524 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.904 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.963 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 Lawndale 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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