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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lawrence 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 Lawrence. 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 Lawrence.

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

The Scott County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lawrence is near Carver County and also Le Sueur County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Carver County

Sighting report for Le Sueur 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 Lawrence.

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

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

  • Shakopee [Map], which is the Seat of Scott County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lawrence to Shakopee, 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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 942 miles [1,516 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,252 miles [10,061.6 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 7,007 miles [11,276.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,916 miles [7,911.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lawrence ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Lawrence.

Within Minnesota, there is just one other community named Lawrence. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States - with 35 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Minnesota

Communities outside of Minnesota


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Garland County

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

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

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Santa Clara County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the West.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Illinois

McHenry County

Our profile page for Lawrence, McHenry County   [Map]

Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Southeast.

Iowa

Mills County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Mills County

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

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

Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Butler County

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

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

Douglas County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the South Southwest.

Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Lawrence, Plaquemines Parish

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

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

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the East.

Michigan

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Van Buren County   [Map]

Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Monroe County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Newton County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Nebraska

Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Nuckolls County   [Map]

Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Southwest.

New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the East.

New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Nassau County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the East.

Queens County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Queens County

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

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

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Saint Lawrence County

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

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

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Schuyler County

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

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

North Carolina

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Edgecombe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Stark County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Stark County

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

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Washington County

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

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

Wood County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Wood County

This community is historic.

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

Oklahoma

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Pontotoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Beadle County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Beadle County

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

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

Tennessee

Madison County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Texas

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Kaufman County   [Map]

Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the South.

Utah

Emery County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Emery County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Whatcom County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Marquette County

Our profile page for Lawrence, Marquette County   [Map]

Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lawrence ...

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.

Assumption   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West of Lawrence   [Map]

Carver   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Jonathan   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Jordan   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Lydia   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Marystown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

New Prague   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Union Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [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 Lawrence. 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.

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Lawrence

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossie Bluege<9>

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Lawrence

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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast of Lawrence

Farmington [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Lawrence

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Daniel Flanagan

Joe Haynes

Major League Baseball. He was born in Lincolnton (Georgia) on Friday September 21, 1917 and died in Hopkins (Minnesota) on Friday January 6, 1967 at an age of 49. He was buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland) [Map].

Hopkins [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Lawrence

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Haynes

Joseph Warren Hutton

Professional basketball. He was born in Excelsior (Minnesota) on Saturday October 6, 1928 and died in Bloomington (Minnesota) on Tueday October 20, 2009 at an age of 81. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Excelsior [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Lawrence

Bloomington [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Lawrence

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Warren Hutton

Karl Otto Kassulke

Professional football. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 1941 and died in Eagan (Minnesota) on Sunday October 26, 2008 at an age of 67. He was buried at Acacia Park Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota) [Map].

Eagan [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Lawrence

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Karl Otto Kassulke

Edwyn Robert Owen

Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Saint Louis Park (Minnesota) on Monday June 8, 1936 and died in Topeka (Kansas) on Friday October 5, 2007 at an age of 71. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Shawnee County, Kansas) [Map].

Saint Louis Park [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Lawrence

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwyn Robert Owen

Howie 'Stretch' Schultz

Major League Baseball, professional basketball. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Monday July 3, 1922 and died in Chaska (Minnesota) on Friday October 30, 2009 at an age of 87. He was buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Minnesota).

Saint Paul [Map] is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast of Lawrence

Chaska [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Lawrence

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howie 'Stretch' Schultz

Malik Sealy

Professional basketball. He was born in Bronx (New York) on Sunday February 1, 1970 and died in Saint Louis Park (Minnesota) on Saturday May 20, 2000 at an age of 30. He was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Saint Louis Park [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Lawrence

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Malik Sealy

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Scott County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scott County: www.co.scott.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lawrence) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawrence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6580, Longitude: -93.6847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 318.591 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.454 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.953 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence, 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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