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McCauleyville, Minnesota

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The location of McCauleyville

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for McCauleyville 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 McCauleyville. 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 McCauleyville.

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

The Wilkin County sighting report from eBird.

Since McCauleyville is near Richland County and also Clay County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Richland County

Sighting report for Clay 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 McCauleyville.

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

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

  • Breckenridge [Map], which is the Seat of Wilkin County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from McCauleyville to Breckenridge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 202 miles [325.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,253 miles [10,063.2 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 7,014 miles [11,287.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,944 miles [7,956.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near McCauleyville ...

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.

Barney (ND)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest of McCauleyville   [Map]

Christine (ND)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Comstock   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Dwight (ND)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Kent   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Lawndale   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Norman (ND)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Oxbow (ND)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [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 McCauleyville. 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.

George Putnam

News anchor, talk show host. He was born in Breckenridge (Minnesota) on Tueday July 14, 1914 and died in Chino (California) on Friday September 12, 2008 at an age of 94.

Breckenridge [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of McCauleyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Putnam<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Wilkin County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wilkin 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- McCauleyville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCauleyville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4416, Longitude: -96.7079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McCauleyville 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 McCauleyville 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 320.777 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.177 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.19 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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