A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Medford.
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 Medford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Medford and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Medford and surrounding area.
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 Medford. 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 Medford.
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 Steele County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Steele County sighting report from eBird.
Since Medford is near Rice County and also Waseca County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Medford.
How Far From Medford 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 Medford to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Medford and extending to:
Communities Also Named Medford ...
We have found 14 communities that share the name Medford.
While the name Medford is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Minnesota
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This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the South.
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km] to the East.
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the South.
Distance: About 1,244 miles [2,002 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the East.
Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the East.
Distance: About 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the South Southwest.
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the West.
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Medford ...
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Medford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Steele County: www.co.steele.mn.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Aug 2019