A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Long Prairie, Minnesota
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Long Prairie.
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 Prairie, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Long Prairie and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Long Prairie and surrounding area.
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 Prairie. 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 Prairie.
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 Todd County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Todd County sighting report from eBird.
Since Long Prairie is near Morrison County and also Douglas County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Prairie.
How Far From Long Prairie 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 Prairie 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 Prairie and extending to:
Communities Also Named Long Prairie ...
While the name Long Prairie is unique within Minnesota, we know of one more community in the United States.
Communities Outside of Minnesota
Our profile page for Long Prairie, Wayne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Long Prairie ...
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.
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 Prairie. 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].
Sinclair Lewis (Harry Sinclair Lewis)
Author. He was born in Sauk Centre (Minnesota) on Saturday February 7, 1885 and died in Rome (Italy) [Map] on Wednesday January 10, 1951 at an age of 65. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Stearns County, Minnesota) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Long Prairie: www.longprairie.net/
The official website for Todd County: www.co.todd.mn.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 29 Sep 2019