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Leader, Minnesota

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The location of Leader

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Leader 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 Leader. 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 Leader.

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

The Cass County sighting report from eBird.

Since Leader is near Wadena County and also Morrison County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Wadena County

Sighting report for Morrison 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 Leader.

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

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

  • Walker [Map], which is the Seat of Cass County, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Leader to Walker, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,186 miles [9,955.4 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 6,945 miles [11,176.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,867 miles [7,832.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leader ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Leader.

While the name Leader is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Minnesota


Adams County

Our profile page for Leader, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Southwest.


Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Leader, Pontotoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the South.


Our profile page for Leader   [Map]

Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the West Northwest.


Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Leader, Chesterfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leader ...

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.

Blue Grass   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West of Leader   [Map]

Bridgeman   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Casino   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Jenkins   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lake Shore   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Motley   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Nimrod   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Poplar   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Staples   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cass County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cass County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leader) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leader. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5286, Longitude: -94.6550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leader 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 Leader 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 319.287 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.493 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.001 degrees.

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