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Manhattan Beach, Minnesota

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The location of Manhattan Beach

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Manhattan Beach 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 Manhattan Beach. 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 Manhattan Beach.

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

The Crow Wing County sighting report from eBird.

Since Manhattan Beach is near Cass County and also Aitkin County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cass County

Sighting report for Aitkin 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 Manhattan Beach.

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

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

  • Brainerd [Map], which is the Seat of Crow Wing County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Manhattan Beach to Brainerd, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,159 miles [9,911.9 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 6,918 miles [11,133.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,839 miles [7,787.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Manhattan Beach ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Manhattan Beach.

While the name Manhattan Beach is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota


Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km] to the West Southwest.


Duval County

Our profile page for Manhattan Beach, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the Southeast.


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Manhattan Beach, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Kings County

Our profile page for Manhattan Beach, Kings County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the East Southeast.


Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Manhattan Beach, Cuyahoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Tillamook County

Our profile page for Manhattan Beach, Tillamook County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,418 miles [2,282 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Manhattan Beach ...

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.

Breezy Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Manhattan Beach   [Map]

Crosslake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Fifty Lakes   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Jenkins   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Little Pine   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Mission   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Outing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pine River   -   12 miles [19.3 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 Manhattan Beach. 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.

Scott 'The Fighting Frenchman' LeDoux

Professional boxer. He was born in Crosby (Minnesota) on Friday January 7, 1949 and died in Coon Rapids (Minnesota) on Thursday August 11, 2011 at an age of 62. He was buried at Hillside Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Crosby [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Manhattan Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott 'The Fighting Frenchman' LeDoux<7>

Warren William     (Born as Warren William Krech)

Actor. He was born in Aitkin (Minnesota) on Sunday December 2, 1894 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday September 24, 1948 at an age of 53.

Aitkin [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Manhattan Beach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren William

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Minnesota Community

About Crow Wing County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Crow Wing 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- Manhattan Beach) 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 Manhattan Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Manhattan Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manhattan Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7350, Longitude: -94.1392     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manhattan Beach 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 Manhattan Beach 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 318.913 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.096 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.653 degrees.

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<7>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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