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Le Roy, Minnesota

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Le Roy 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 Le Roy. 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 Le Roy.

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

The Mower County sighting report from eBird.

Since Le Roy is near Mitchell County and also Howard County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Mitchell County

Sighting report for Howard 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

The website, centered on Le Roy.

How Far From Le Roy 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 city such as Le Roy to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Austin [Map], which is the Seat of Mower County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Le Roy to Austin, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 103 miles [165.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,272 miles [10,093.8 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 7,023 miles [11,302.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,923 miles [7,922.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Le Roy ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Le Roy.

While the name Le Roy is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Burke County

Our profile page for Le Roy, Burke County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the Southeast.


McLean County

Our profile page for Le Roy, McLean County   [Map]

Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Southeast.


Decatur County

Our profile page for Le Roy, Decatur County   [Map]

Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the South Southwest.


Coffey County

Our profile page for Le Roy, Coffey County   [Map]

Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the South Southwest.


Osceola County

Our profile page for Le Roy, Osceola County   [Map]

Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the East.


Adams County

Our profile page for Le Roy, Adams County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Genesee County

Our profile page for Le Roy, Genesee County   [Map]

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Le Roy, Jackson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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


Uinta County

Our profile page for Le Roy, Uinta County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Le Roy ...

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.

Chester (IA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Le Roy   [Map]

Forest City (IA) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Grand Meadow   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Johnsburg   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Lime Springs (IA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Little Cedar (IA)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Maple Leaf (IA)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Riceville (IA)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Spring Valley   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stacyville (IA)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mower County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mower County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Le Roy) 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 Le Roy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Le Roy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Le Roy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5132, Longitude: -92.5076     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Le Roy 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 Le Roy 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 317.755 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.346 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.615 degrees.

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<7>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 Le Roy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Le Roy 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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