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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Magnolia 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 Magnolia. 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 Magnolia.

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

The Rock County sighting report from eBird.

Since Magnolia is near Nobles County and also Lyon County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Nobles County

Sighting report for Lyon 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 Magnolia.

How Far From Magnolia to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Magnolia to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Luverne [Map], which is the Seat of Rock County, lies just to the West.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Magnolia to Saint Paul, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,038 miles [1,670.5 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 6,383 miles [10,272.4 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 7,139 miles [11,489.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Magnolia ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Magnolia.

While the name Magnolia is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 57 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Alabama

Marengo County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Marengo County   [Map]

Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the South Southeast.

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Butte County

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

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

Imperial County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Imperial County

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

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

Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Santa Barbara County

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

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

Tulare County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Tulare County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Arapahoe County

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

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

Boulder County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Boulder County   [Map]

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the East.

Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Clay County

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

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

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Wakulla County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Georgia

Clinch County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Clinch County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the Southeast.

Fulton County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the Southeast.

Grady County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Grady County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,092 miles [1,757.4 km] to the Southeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the Southeast.

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Mitchell County

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

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

Illinois

Putnam County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Crawford County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Crawford County   [Map]

Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Southeast.

Iowa

Harrison County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South.

Kansas

Allen County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Allen County

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

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

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Pottawatomie County

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

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

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Sedgwick County

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

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

Kentucky

Larue County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Larue County   [Map]

Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Southeast.

Louisiana

Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Magnolia, Assumption Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the South Southeast.

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Magnolia, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the South Southeast.

La Salle Parish

Our profile page for Magnolia, La Salle Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Magnolia, Livingston Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Magnolia, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Magnolia, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Red River Parish

Our profile page for Magnolia, Red River Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the South.

Saint Bernard Parish

Our profile page for Magnolia, Saint Bernard Parish

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

Although located in Saint Bernard Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Magnolia, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the East.

Howard County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Howard County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the East.

Mississippi

Pike County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Johnson County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the South Southeast.

New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Atlantic County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the East.

Burlington County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Burlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km] to the East.

Camden County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Camden County

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

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

Salem County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Salem County

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

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

New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Chautauqua County   [Map]

Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Burke County   [Map]

Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the East Southeast.

Duplin County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Duplin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the East Southeast.

North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Ohio

Carroll County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Charleston County

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

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

Sumter County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Sumter County

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

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

Tennessee

Houston County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Southeast.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Shelby County

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

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

Texas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the South.

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Magnolia, San Jacinto County   [Map]

Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the South.

Virginia

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Magnolia, Suffolk City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Magnolia, King County

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

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

West Virginia

Morgan County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Upshur County

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

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

Wisconsin

Rock County

Our profile page for Magnolia, Rock County   [Map]

Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Magnolia ...

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.

Ash Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Magnolia   [Map]

Beaver Creek   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Bruce   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Edna (IA)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Hills   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lester (IA)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Little Rock (IA)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Manley   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Ransom   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Reading   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Rock Rapids (IA)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Rushmore   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Rock County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rock County: www.co.rock.mn.us/

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' (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- Magnolia) 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 Magnolia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Magnolia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Magnolia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6453, Longitude: -96.0794     [Map].

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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 Magnolia 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 320.277 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.249 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.496 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 Magnolia 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Magnolia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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