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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lynd 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 Lynd. 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 Lynd.

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

The Lyon County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lynd is near Lincoln County and also Redwood County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lincoln County

Sighting report for Redwood 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 Lynd.

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

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

  • Marshall [Map], which is the Seat of Lyon County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Lynd to Saint Paul, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,337 miles [10,198.4 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 7,094 miles [11,416.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,009 miles [8,061.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lynd ...

While the name Lynd is unique within Minnesota, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

Iowa

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Lynd, Plymouth County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lynd ...

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.

Cottonwood   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast of Lynd   [Map]

Current Lake   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

Florence   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Green Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Ivanhoe   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

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

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

Spring Creek   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Village Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Walnut Grove   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Lyon County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lyon County: www.lyonco.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lynd) 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 Lynd. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lynd

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynd. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3973, Longitude: -95.8810     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lynd 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 Lynd 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 320.152 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.203 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.217 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 Lynd 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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