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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Little Falls 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 Little Falls. 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 Little Falls.

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

The Morrison County sighting report from eBird.

Since Little Falls is near Crow Wing County and also Todd County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Crow Wing County

Sighting report for Todd 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 Little Falls.

How Far From Little Falls 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 city such as Little Falls to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Little Falls to Saint Paul, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of 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 6,205 miles [9,986 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 6,963 miles [11,205.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,881 miles [7,855.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Little Falls ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Little Falls.

While the name Little Falls is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Little Falls, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the East.

Michigan

Ontonagon County

Our profile page for Little Falls, Ontonagon County

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

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

New Jersey

Passaic County

Our profile page for Little Falls, Passaic County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Little Falls, Herkimer County   [Map]

Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the East.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Little Falls

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Little Falls

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.

Virginia

Stafford County

Our profile page for Little Falls, Stafford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Little Falls, Lewis County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Little Falls, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Little Falls, Monongalia County   [Map]

Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Polk County

Our profile page for Little Falls, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Falls ...

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.

Bowlus   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South of Little Falls   [Map]

Elmdale   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gregory   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Little Rock   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Maple Leaf Court   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Pillsbury   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Randall   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rice   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Swanville   -   14 miles [22.5 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 Little Falls. 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.

Carmen Proctor Hill

Major League Baseball. He was born in Royalton (Minnesota) on Tueday October 1, 1895 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Monday January 1, 1990 at an age of 94. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Royalton [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Little Falls

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carmen Proctor Hill<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Minnesota

About Morrison County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morrison County: www.co.morrison.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' (or 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- Little Falls) 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 Little Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Little Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9818, Longitude: -94.3605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Falls 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 Little Falls 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 319.077 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.181 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.98 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 Little Falls 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>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 Little Falls, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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