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Lyle, Minnesota

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The location of Lyle

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lyle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lyle and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lyle 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 Lyle. 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 Lyle.

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

The Mower County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lyle is near Mitchell County and also Worth County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Mitchell County

Sighting report for Worth 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 Lyle.

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

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

  • Austin [Map], which is the Seat of Mower County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Lyle to Austin, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,287 miles [10,117.9 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 7,039 miles [11,328.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,940 miles [7,950.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lyle ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Lyle.

While the name Lyle is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Coosa County

Our profile page for Lyle, Coosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the South Southeast.


Decatur County

Our profile page for Lyle, Decatur County   [Map]

Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the West Southwest.


Alpena County

Our profile page for Lyle, Alpena County

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

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

Gladwin County

Our profile page for Lyle, Gladwin County   [Map]

Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the East.


Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lyle, Lawrence County

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

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Lyle, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the East.


Hickman County

Our profile page for Lyle, Hickman County

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

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


Botetourt County

Our profile page for Lyle, Botetourt County

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

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


Klickitat County

Our profile page for Lyle, Klickitat County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lyle ...

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.

Carpenter (IA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Lyle   [Map]

Deer Creek (IA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Johnsburg   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Little Cedar (IA)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

London   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Mapleview   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Mitchell (IA)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Rose Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stacyville (IA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Stacyville Junction (IA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Minnesota

About Mower County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mower 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lyle) 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 Lyle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lyle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lyle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5057, Longitude: -92.9413     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lyle 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 Lyle 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 318.058 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.691 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.847 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 Lyle 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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