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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...

    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Litchfield:
    • 45.122177, -94.525446
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Litchfield
       
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com
       

Communities Also Named Litchfield ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Litchfield.

Within Minnesota, the name Litchfield is unique.

Beyond Minnesota, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these sixteen communities, fourteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Arizona

      • Maricopa County

      • This Litchfield is located in Maricopa County and lies 1,244 miles [2,002 km]<1> to the southwest of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Litchfield.
    • California

      • Lassen County
      • This Litchfield is located in Lassen County and lies 1,345 miles [2,164.6 km]<1> to the west of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lassen County community of Litchfield.
    • Illinois

      • Kankakee County
      • This Litchfield is located in Kankakee County and lies 443 miles [712.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kankakee County community of Litchfield.

      • Montgomery County
      • This Litchfield is located in Montgomery County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Litchfield.
    • Kansas

      • Crawford County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Litchfield [Crawford County].
      • This Litchfield was located in Crawford County and would have been 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the south of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
    • Maine

      • Kennebec County
      • This Litchfield is located in Kennebec County and lies 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km]<1> to the east of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kennebec County community of Litchfield.
    • Michigan

      • Hillsdale County
      • This Litchfield is located in Hillsdale County and lies 532 miles [856.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Litchfield.
    • Nebraska

      • Sherman County
      • This Litchfield is located in Sherman County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sherman County community of Litchfield.
    • New Hampshire

      • Hillsborough County
      • This Litchfield is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km]<1> to the east of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Litchfield.
    • New York

      • Herkimer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Litchfield [Herkimer County].

      • Tioga County
      • This Litchfield is located in Tioga County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km]<1> to the east of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Litchfield.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Litchfield lies 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km]<1> to the east of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
    • Ohio

      • Medina County
      • This Litchfield is located in Medina County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Medina County community of Litchfield.
    • Pennsylvania

      • Bradford County
      • This Litchfield is located in Bradford County and lies 929 miles [1,495.1 km]<1> to the east of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Litchfield.
    • Quebec
      • This Litchfield lies 868 miles [1,396.9 km]<1> to the east of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
    • Virginia

      • Fauquier County
      • This Litchfield is located in Fauquier County and lies 967 miles [1,556.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Litchfield that is located in Meeker County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Litchfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fauquier County community of Litchfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Litchfield ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • View Our List ...

    • Casey

      • Casey lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Litchfield
      • Link to Google Map centered on Casey
    • Crow River

      • Crow River lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Litchfield
      • Link to Google Map centered on Crow River
    • Darwin

      • Darwin lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Litchfield
      • Link to Google Map centered on Darwin
    • Eden Valley

      • Eden Valley lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Litchfield
      • Link to Google Map centered on Eden Valley
    • Forest City

      • Forest City lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Litchfield
      • Link to Google Map centered on Forest City
    • Greenleaf

      • Greenleaf lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Litchfield
      • Link to Google Map centered on Greenleaf
    • Grove City

      • Grove City lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Litchfield
      • Link to Google Map centered on Grove City
    • Jennie

      • Jennie lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Litchfield
      • Link to Google Map centered on Jennie
    • Knapp

      • Knapp [Wright County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Litchfield
      • Link to Google Map centered on Knapp

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 Litchfield. 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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Les Kouba     (Artist)

      • Artist. He was born in Hutchinson (Minnesota) on Saturday February 3, 1917 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday September 13, 1998 at the age of 81. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Hutchinson is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Litchfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Kouba<4>

How Far From Litchfield to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Litchfield and extending to:

  • View Our List ...

    • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 70 miles [112.7 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Litchfield to Saint Paul, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take about three full days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 992 miles [1,596.5 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.

    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,255 miles [10,066.4 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,012 miles [11,284.7 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,926 miles [7,927.6 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Meeker County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Meeker County: www.co.meeker.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Litchfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Litchfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Litchfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Litchfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1222, Longitude: -94.5254     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Litchfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Litchfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Litchfield 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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Litchfield to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.192 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.20 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.295 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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