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Lime Creek, Minnesota

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lime Creek 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 Lime Creek. 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 Lime Creek.

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

The Murray County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lime Creek is near Nobles County and also Cottonwood County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Nobles County

Sighting report for Cottonwood 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 Lime Creek.

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

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

  • Slayton [Map], which is the Seat of Murray County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lime Creek to Slayton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,353 miles [10,224.2 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 7,109 miles [11,440.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,021 miles [8,080.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lime Creek ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Lime Creek.

While the name Lime Creek is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota


Pitkin County

Our profile page for Lime Creek, Pitkin County

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

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


Lenawee County

Our profile page for Lime Creek, Lenawee County   [Map]

Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lime Creek ...

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.

Current Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest of Lime Creek   [Map]

Dundee   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Heron Lake   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lowville   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ransom   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Reading   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Round Lake   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Rushmore   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Walnut Grove   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Minnesota

About Murray County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Murray 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- Lime Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lime Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8897, Longitude: -95.5620     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lime Creek 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 Lime Creek 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 319.914 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.864 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.16 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Lime Creek 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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