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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Le Sueur County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Sibley County

Sighting report for Scott 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 Le Sueur.

How Far From Le Sueur 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 Sueur 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 Sueur and extending to:

  • Le Center [Map], which is the Seat of Le Sueur County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Le Sueur to Le Center, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 51 miles [82.1 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 most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 948 miles [1,525.7 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 6,269 miles [10,089 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 7,024 miles [11,304 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,932 miles [7,937.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Le Sueur ...

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   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North of Le Sueur   [Map]

Green Isle   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Marysburg   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

New Prague   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

New Sweden   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Norseland   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Rush River   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Traverse   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Union Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [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 Le Sueur. 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.

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).

Chaska [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Le Sueur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howie 'Stretch' Schultz<7>

John Anthony 'Whoopee John' Wilfahrt

Musician, bandleader. He was born in New Ulm (Minnesota) on Thursday May 11, 1893 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Thursday June 15, 1961 at an age of 68.

New Ulm [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Le Sueur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Anthony 'Whoopee John' Wilfahrt

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Minnesota

About Le Sueur County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Le Sueur: www.cityoflesueur.com/

The official website for Le Sueur County: www.co.le-sueur.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 from Point A (ie- Le Sueur) 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 Sueur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Le Sueur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Le Sueur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4685, Longitude: -93.9011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Le Sueur 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 Sueur 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 318.743 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.602 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.119 degrees.

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<7>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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