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Markham, Minnesota

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The location of Markham

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Markham 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 Markham. 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 Markham.

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

The Saint Louis County sighting report from eBird.

Since Markham is near Lake County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:

Sighting report for Lake 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 Markham.

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

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

  • Duluth [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Louis County, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Markham to Duluth, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 167 miles [268.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,070 miles [9,768.7 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 6,827 miles [10,987 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,744 miles [7,634.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Markham ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Markham.

While the name Markham is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Sonoma County

Our profile page for Markham, Sonoma County

This community is historic.<7>

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


Orange County

Our profile page for Markham, Orange County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Seminole County

Our profile page for Markham, Seminole County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,403 miles [2,257.9 km] to the South Southeast.


Cook County

Our profile page for Markham, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Markham, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the South.


Sunflower County

Our profile page for Markham, Sunflower County   [Map]

Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the South.


Creek County

Our profile page for Markham, Creek County   [Map]

Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the South Southwest.


Our profile page for Markham   [Map]

Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the East Southeast.


Delaware County

Our profile page for Markham, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Markham, Warren County

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

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


Lake County

Our profile page for Markham, Lake County

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

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


Matagorda County

Our profile page for Markham, Matagorda County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km] to the South.


Fauquier County

Our profile page for Markham, Fauquier County   [Map]

Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the Southeast.

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Markham, Pittsylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the Southeast.


Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Markham, Grays Harbor County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Markham ...

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.

Allen   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North of Markham   [Map]

Aurora   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Central Lakes   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Clappers   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cotton   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

De Forest   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gilbert   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Iron Junction   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mesaba   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Rainy Junction   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Spruce   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [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 Markham. 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.

Milton Kenneth 'Curly' Brink

Professional hockey. He was born in Hibbing (Minnesota) on Wednesday October 26, 1910 and died in Eveleth (Minnesota) on Sunday October 31, 1999 at an age of 89. He was buried at Eveleth Cemetery (Saint Louis County, Minnesota) [Map].

Hibbing [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the west of Markham

Eveleth [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Markham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kenneth 'Curly' Brink<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Minnesota

About Saint Louis County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Louis County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Markham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Markham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2991, Longitude: -92.2185     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Markham 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 Markham 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 317.523 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.597 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.402 degrees.

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<7>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 Markham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Markham 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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<9>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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