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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Long Lake 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 Long Lake. 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 Long Lake.

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

The Hennepin County sighting report from eBird.

Since Long Lake is near Carver County and also Wright County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Carver County

Sighting report for Wright 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 Long Lake.

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

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

  • Minneapolis [Map], which is the Seat of Hennepin County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Long Lake to Minneapolis, 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 four to five hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 945 miles [1,520.8 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 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,232 miles [10,029.4 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 6,987 miles [11,244.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,897 miles [7,881 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Long Lake ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Long Lake.

While the name Long Lake is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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ManitobaNova ScotiaWashington 

Alberta

Our profile page for Long Lake

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

Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Madison County

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

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

Indiana

Steuben County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Steuben County

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

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

Wabash County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Wabash County

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

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

Manitoba

Our profile page for Long Lake   [Map]

Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the North.

Michigan

Clare County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Clare County

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

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

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Hillsdale County

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

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

Ionia County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Ionia County

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

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

Iosco County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Iosco County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East.

Wexford County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Wexford County

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

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

Mississippi

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Coahoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the South.

New York

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Long Lake

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.

Ontario

Our profile page for Long Lake   [Map]

Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the East.

South Dakota

McPherson County

Our profile page for Long Lake, McPherson County   [Map]

Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the West Northwest.

Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the South.

Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Kitsap County

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

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,167 miles [1,878.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Florence County

Our profile page for Long Lake, Florence County   [Map]

Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Long Lake ...

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.

Crescent Beach   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Long Lake   [Map]

Crystal Bay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Deephaven   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Eureka   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Greenwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Groveland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Island Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Maple Plain   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Mound   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Plymouth   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Spring Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [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 Long Lake. 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Long Lake

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Long Lake

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Long Lake

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Long Lake

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Long Lake

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Long Lake

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Long Lake

Robbinsdale [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Long Lake

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

Ossie Bluege

Major League Baseball. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday October 24, 1900 and died in Edina (Minnesota) on Monday October 14, 1985 at an age of 85. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Edina [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Long Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossie Bluege

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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Long Lake

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 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Long Lake

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Long Lake

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Long Lake

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 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Long Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dix

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hennepin County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Long Lake: www.ci.long-lake.mn.us/

The official website for Hennepin County: www.hennepin.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Long Lake) 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 Long Lake. 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 Long Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9841, Longitude: -93.5690     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Lake 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 Long Lake 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 318.511 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.405 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.805 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Long Lake 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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