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Leavenworth, Minnesota

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The location of Leavenworth

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth. 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 Leavenworth.

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

The Brown County sighting report from eBird.

Since Leavenworth is near Watonwan County and also Redwood County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Watonwan County

Sighting report for Redwood 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 Leavenworth.

How Far From Leavenworth to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Leavenworth to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • New Ulm [Map], which is the Seat of Brown County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Leavenworth to New Ulm, 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 five to six hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,311 miles [10,156.6 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 7,067 miles [11,373.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,977 miles [8,009.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leavenworth ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Leavenworth.

While the name Leavenworth is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota


Crawford County

Our profile page for Leavenworth, Crawford County   [Map]

Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Southeast.


Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Leavenworth, Leavenworth County   [Map]

Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the South.


Chelan County

Our profile page for Leavenworth, Chelan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,257 miles [2,022.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leavenworth ...

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.

Butternut   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East of Leavenworth   [Map]

Evan   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Franklin   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Iberia   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Mountain Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Sleepy Eye   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stark   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Tenmile Corner   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Wanda   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [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 Leavenworth. 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.

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 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Leavenworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Anthony 'Whoopee John' Wilfahrt<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Brown County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brown 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leavenworth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leavenworth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2225, Longitude: -94.8019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth 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 319.379 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.296 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.669 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:

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