A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Medina.
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 Medina, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Medina and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Medina 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 Medina. 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 Medina.
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 Hennepin County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Hennepin County sighting report from eBird.
Since Medina is near Wright County and also Carver 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 Medina.
How Far From Medina 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 Medina to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Medina and extending to:
Communities Also Named Medina ...
We have found 16 communities that share the name Medina.
Within Minnesota, there is just one other community named Medina. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 of those located in the United States.
We have broken our list into two sections:
Communities Outside of Minnesota
Jump ahead to ...
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the South.
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the South Southwest.
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the East.
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East.
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the South Southwest.
Our profile page for Medina, Bexar County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Bexar County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,289 miles [2,074.4 km] to the South Southwest.
Our profile page for Medina, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the East.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Medina ...
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.
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 Medina. 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.
Tandyn D. Almer
Musician, songwriter. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Thursday July 30, 1942 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Tueday January 8, 2013 at an age of 70. He was buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Minnesota).
Russell Loris 'Buzz' Arlett
Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (California) on Tueday January 3, 1899 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 16, 1964 at an age of 65. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].
James Arness (Born as James King Aurness)
Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Saturday May 26, 1923 and died in Brentwood (California) on Friday June 3, 2011 at an age of 88. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday December 28, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 30, 1996 at an age of 88. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Professional golf. She was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Wednesday February 13, 1918 and died in Fort Myers (Florida) on Sunday September 10, 2006 at an age of 88. She was buried at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens (Lee County, Florida) [Map].
John Allyn Berryman
Pulitzer Prize winning author. He was born in McAlester (Oklahoma) on Sunday October 25, 1914 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Friday January 7, 1972 at an age of 57. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota) [Map].
John 'Johnny' Edwin Blanchard
Major League Baseball. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday February 26, 1933 and died in Robbinsdale (Minnesota) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at an age of 76. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].
Major League Baseball. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday October 24, 1900 and died in Edina (Minnesota) on Monday October 14, 1985 at an age of 85. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].
Jimmy 'Jumpin Jimmy' Earle Brown
Musician. He was born in Great Bend (Kansas) on Sunday August 8, 1926 and died in Maple Grove (Minnesota) on Monday December 18, 2006 at an age of 80. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].
Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 24, 1820 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday December 13, 1870 at an age of 50. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].
Actor. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday July 29, 1888 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday May 28, 1959 at an age of 70. He was buried at Pacific Crest Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte
Professional hockey. He was born on Friday June 3, 1927 and died in North Oaks (Minnesota) on Tueday April 7, 1981 at an age of 53. He was buried at Timmins Memorial Cemetery (Cochrane District, Ontario) [Map].
Richard Dix (Born as Ernst Carlton Brimmer)
Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday July 18, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday September 20, 1949 at an age of 56. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Medina: www.ci.medina.mn.us/
The official website for Hennepin County: www.hennepin.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 29 Sep 2019