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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Linwood 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 Linwood. 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 Linwood.

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

The Anoka County sighting report from eBird.

Since Linwood is near Chisago County and also Isanti County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Chisago County

Sighting report for Isanti 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 Linwood.

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

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

  • Anoka [Map], which is the Seat of Anoka County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Linwood to Anoka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South (S). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,198 miles [9,974.7 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 6,953 miles [11,189.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,863 miles [7,826.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Linwood ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Linwood.

While the name Linwood is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Alabama

Pike County

Our profile page for Linwood, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the South.

Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Linwood, Bartow County

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

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Linwood, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the South Southeast.

Walker County

Our profile page for Linwood, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Indiana

Madison County

Our profile page for Linwood, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Southeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Linwood, Marion County

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

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

Iowa

Adair County

Our profile page for Linwood, Adair County   [Map]

Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Scott County

Our profile page for Linwood, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Linwood, Leavenworth County   [Map]

Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the South Southwest.

Kentucky

Grayson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Southeast.

Hart County

Our profile page for Linwood, Hart County   [Map]

Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Southeast.

Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Linwood, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the South.

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Linwood, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the South.

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Linwood, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Howard County

Our profile page for Linwood, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Linwood, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the East.

Michigan

Bay County

Our profile page for Linwood, Bay County   [Map]

Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the East.

Houghton County

Our profile page for Linwood, Houghton County

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

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Linwood, Wayne County

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

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

Mississippi

Adams County

Our profile page for Linwood, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the South.

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Linwood, Neshoba County   [Map]

Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the South Southeast.

Tate County

Our profile page for Linwood, Tate County   [Map]

Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Linwood, Yazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the South.

Nebraska

Butler County

Our profile page for Linwood, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the Southwest.

New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Linwood, Atlantic County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Bergen County

Our profile page for Linwood, Bergen County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Linwood, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Davidson County   [Map]

Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Linwood   [Map]

Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Linwood, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Southeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Linwood   [Map]

Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the East.

Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Linwood, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Wilson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Wilson County   [Map]

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

Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Linwood, Brazoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the South.

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Linwood, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the South.

Utah

Our profile page for Linwood

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

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

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Linwood, Spokane County

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

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

West Virginia

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Linwood, Pocahontas County   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Oconto County

Our profile page for Linwood, Oconto County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Linwood ...

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.

Bonnie Glen   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Linwood   [Map]

Branch   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cedar   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

City of Columbus   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Forest Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Ham Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Martin Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Stacy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Wyoming   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [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 Linwood. 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.

Tandyn D. Almer

Musician, songwriter. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Thursday July 30, 1942 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Tueday January 8, 2013 at an age of 70. He was buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Minnesota).

Minneapolis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tandyn D. Almer<8>

Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Tueday January 3, 1899 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 16, 1964 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett

James Arness     (Born as James King Aurness)

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Arness

Lew Ayres

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday December 28, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 30, 1996 at an age of 88. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Ayres

Patty Berg

Professional golf. She was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Wednesday February 13, 1918 and died in Fort Myers (Florida) on Sunday September 10, 2006 at an age of 88. She was buried at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens (Lee County, Florida) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patty Berg

John Allyn Berryman

Pulitzer Prize winning author. He was born in McAlester (Oklahoma) on Sunday October 25, 1914 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Friday January 7, 1972 at an age of 57. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Allyn Berryman

John 'Johnny' Edwin Blanchard

Major League Baseball. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday February 26, 1933 and died in Robbinsdale (Minnesota) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at an age of 76. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Robbinsdale [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Johnny' Edwin Blanchard

Jimmy 'Jumpin Jimmy' Earle Brown

Musician. He was born in Great Bend (Kansas) on Sunday August 8, 1926 and died in Maple Grove (Minnesota) on Monday December 18, 2006 at an age of 80. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Maple Grove [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy 'Jumpin Jimmy' Earle Brown

William Chauvenet

Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 24, 1820 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday December 13, 1870 at an age of 50. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet

George Chesebro

Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 29, 1888 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday May 28, 1959 at an age of 70. He was buried at Pacific Crest Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minneapolis [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Chesebro

Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte

Professional hockey. He was born on Friday June 3, 1927 and died in North Oaks (Minnesota) on Tueday April 7, 1981 at an age of 53. He was buried at Timmins Memorial Cemetery (Cochrane District, Ontario) [Map].

North Oaks [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte

Richard Dix     (Born as Ernst Carlton Brimmer)

Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday July 18, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday September 20, 1949 at an age of 56. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dix

Glen Daniel Flanagan

Professional boxer. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday November 16, 1926 and died in Farmington (Minnesota) on Sunday January 28, 1979 at an age of 52. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Linwood

Farmington [Map] is located 49 miles [78.9 km] to the south of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Daniel Flanagan

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Minnesota

About Anoka County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Anoka County: www.co.anoka.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Linwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3569, Longitude: -93.1116     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Linwood 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 Linwood 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 318.187 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.086 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.455 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 Linwood 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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<8>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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