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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Mantorville 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 Mantorville. 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 Mantorville.

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

The Dodge County sighting report from eBird.

Since Mantorville is near Olmsted County and also Goodhue County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Olmsted County

Sighting report for Goodhue 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 Mantorville.

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

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

  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Mantorville to Saint Paul, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,252 miles [10,061.6 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 7,005 miles [11,273.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,908 miles [7,898.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mantorville ...

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.

Danesville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Mantorville   [Map]

Dodge Center   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Hayfield   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Oslo   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Pine Island   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Post Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Rock Dell   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Shanty Town   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [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 Mantorville. 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.

Agnes Moorehead

Actress. She was born on Thursday December 6, 1900 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Tueday April 30, 1974 at an age of 73. She was buried at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio) [Map].

Rochester [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Mantorville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Agnes Moorehead<7>

Edwin Elijah Perkins

Inventor. He was born in Lewis (Iowa) on Tueday January 8, 1889 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Monday July 3, 1961 at an age of 72. He was buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska) [Map].

Rochester [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Mantorville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Elijah Perkins

Danny Leon Thompson

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Saturday February 1, 1947 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Friday December 10, 1976 at an age of 29. He was buried at Capron Cemetery (Woods County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Rochester [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Mantorville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Leon Thompson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Minnesota

About Dodge County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mantorville: www.mantorville.com/

The official website for Dodge County: www.co.dodge.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mantorville) 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 Mantorville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mantorville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mantorville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0655, Longitude: -92.7538     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mantorville 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 Mantorville 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 317.932 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.622 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.604 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: findagrave.com.

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