A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lorne.
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 Lorne, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lorne and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Lorne 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 Lorne. 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 Lorne.
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 Yellow Medicine County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Yellow Medicine County sighting report from eBird.
Since Lorne is near Chippewa County and also Lyon 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 Lorne.
How Far From Lorne 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 Lorne to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Lorne and extending to:
Communities Also Named Lorne ...
We have found 5 communities that share the name Lorne.
While the name Lorne is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Minnesota
Distance: About 1,413 miles [2,274 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the East.
Distance: About 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km] to the Northwest.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Lorne ...
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 Lorne. 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.
Paul F. Heard
Producer, director. He was born in Olivia (Minnesota) on Monday October 13, 1913 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday February 27, 1964 at an age of 50. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Frances Belle O'Connor
Actress, sideshow performer. She was born in Granite Falls (Minnesota) on Tueday September 8, 1914 and died in Long Beach (California) on Saturday January 30, 1982 at an age of 67.
Clarence Leonard 'Tuffy' Thompson
Professional football. He was born in Montevideo (Minnesota) on Monday September 28, 1914 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Saturday February 5, 2000 at an age of 85.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lorne. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Aug 2019