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Millersburg, Minnesota

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The location of Millersburg

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Millersburg 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 Millersburg. 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 Millersburg.

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

The Rice County sighting report from eBird.

Since Millersburg is near Scott County and also Dakota County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Scott County

Sighting report for Dakota 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 Millersburg.

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

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

  • Faribault [Map], which is the Seat of Rice County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Millersburg to Faribault, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 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 7,007 miles [11,276.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,913 miles [7,906.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Millersburg ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Millersburg.

While the name Millersburg is unique within Minnesota, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Minnesota

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Mercer County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the South Southeast.


Elkhart County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Elkhart County   [Map]

Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the Southeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the Southeast.

Warrick County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Warrick County   [Map]

Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Southeast.


Iowa County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Iowa County   [Map]

Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the South Southeast.


Cherokee County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Cherokee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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


Bourbon County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Bourbon County   [Map]

Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Southeast.


Presque Isle County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Presque Isle County   [Map]

Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the East.


Callaway County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Callaway County   [Map]

Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the South.


Holmes County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Holmes County   [Map]

Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Linn County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the West Northwest.


Dauphin County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Dauphin County   [Map]

Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Rutherford County

Our profile page for Millersburg, Rutherford County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Millersburg ...

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.

Cannon City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast of Millersburg   [Map]

Castle Rock   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cedar Lake   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Eureka Center   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Little Chicago   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Prairieville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Shieldsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Wheatland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [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 Millersburg. 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.

Keith Fahnhorst

Professional football. He was born on Wednesday February 6, 1952 and died in Eden Prairie (Minnesota) on Tueday June 12, 2018 at an age of 66. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Eden Prairie [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Millersburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Keith Fahnhorst<8>

Glen Daniel Flanagan

Professional boxer. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday November 16, 1926 and died in Farmington (Minnesota) on Sunday January 28, 1979 at an age of 52. He was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Saint Paul [Map] is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the north of Millersburg

Farmington [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Millersburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Daniel Flanagan

Joseph Warren Hutton

Professional basketball. He was born in Excelsior (Minnesota) on Saturday October 6, 1928 and died in Bloomington (Minnesota) on Tueday October 20, 2009 at an age of 81. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Excelsior [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the north of Millersburg

Bloomington [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Millersburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Warren Hutton

Karl Otto Kassulke

Professional football. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 1941 and died in Eagan (Minnesota) on Sunday October 26, 2008 at an age of 67. He was buried at Acacia Park Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota) [Map].

Eagan [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Millersburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Karl Otto Kassulke

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Rice County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rice County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Millersburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4277, Longitude: -93.3319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Millersburg 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 Millersburg 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 318.341 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.137 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.821 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Millersburg 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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<8>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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