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Louisburg, Minnesota

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The location of Louisburg

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Louisburg 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 Louisburg. 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 Louisburg.

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 Lac qui Parle County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Lac qui Parle County sighting report from eBird.

Since Louisburg is near Big Stone County and also Swift County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Big Stone County

Sighting report for Swift 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

The website, centered on Louisburg.

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Lac qui Parle County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Louisburg to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,305 miles [10,146.9 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 7,064 miles [11,368.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,984 miles [8,021 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Louisburg ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Louisburg.

While the name Louisburg is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota


Miami County

Our profile page for Louisburg, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the South.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Louisburg, Montgomery County

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

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


Dallas County

Our profile page for Louisburg, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the South Southeast.

North Carolina

Franklin County

Our profile page for Louisburg, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Grant County

Our profile page for Louisburg, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Louisburg ...

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.

Alberta   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North of Louisburg   [Map]

Artichoke   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Big Stone City (SD)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Big Stone Colony   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Burr   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Cashtown   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gary (SD)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Graceville   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Providence   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Shady Beach (SD)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Strandburg (SD)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Twin Brooks (SD)   -   30 miles [48.3 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 Louisburg. 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.

Franklin Clarence Mars

Creator of the Milky Way candy bar. He was born in Hancock (Minnesota) on Wednesday September 24, 1884 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday April 8, 1934 at an age of 49. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Hancock [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Louisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin Clarence Mars<8>

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.

Montevideo [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Louisburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence Leonard 'Tuffy' Thompson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Minnesota

About Lac qui Parle County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lac qui Parle County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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- Louisburg) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Louisburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1637, Longitude: -96.1710     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Louisburg 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 Louisburg 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 320.374 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.555 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.197 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 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 Louisburg 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:

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