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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...

    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Silver Creek:
    • 45.314966, -93.979701
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Silver Creek
       
  • 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 Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com
       

Communities Also Named Silver Creek ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Silver Creek.

There is one other community in Minnesota which is also named Silver Creek.

Beyond Minnesota, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 30 communities, 27 are located in the United States and five are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Minnesota ...

    • Lake County

      • This Silver Creek is located in Lake County and lies 168 miles [270.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Silver Creek.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Alabama

      • Mobile County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Silver Creek [Mobile County].
    • Arizona

      • Navajo County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Navajo County and lies 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Navajo County community of Silver Creek.
    • Arkansas

      • Pulaski County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Pulaski County and lies 731 miles [1,176.4 km]<1> to the south of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Silver Creek.
    • British Columbia
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • California

      • Plumas County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Silver Creek [Plumas County].
      • This Silver Creek was located in Plumas County and would have been 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km]<1> to the west of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
    • Colorado

      • Clear Creek County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Silver Creek [Clear Creek County].
      • This Silver Creek was located in Clear Creek County and would have been 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
    • Georgia

      • Floyd County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Floyd County and lies 899 miles [1,446.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Silver Creek.
    • Illinois

      • Calhoun County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Silver Creek [Calhoun County].
    • Iowa

      • Delaware County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Silver Creek [Delaware County].
    • Kansas

      • Chase County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Silver Creek [Chase County].
    • Kentucky

      • Madison County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Madison County and lies 724 miles [1,165.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Silver Creek.
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Michigan

      • Allegan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Silver Creek [Allegan County].

      • Kalamazoo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Silver Creek [Kalamazoo County].

      • Tuscola County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Silver Creek [Tuscola County].
    • Mississippi

      • Lawrence County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Lawrence County and lies 970 miles [1,561.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Silver Creek.
    • Missouri

      • Newton County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Newton County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<1> to the south of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Silver Creek.
    • Nebraska

      • Merrick County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Merrick County and lies 332 miles [534.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merrick County community of Silver Creek.
    • Nevada

      • Lander County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lander County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lander County community of Silver Creek.
    • New York

      • Chautauqua County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Chautauqua County and lies 759 miles [1,221.5 km]<1> to the east of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Silver Creek.
    • Ohio

      • Greene County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Greene County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Silver Creek.

      • Hardin County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Hardin County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Silver Creek.

      • Medina County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Medina County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Medina County community of Silver Creek.
    • Ontario
      • This Silver Creek lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<1> to the east of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
    • Pennsylvania

      • Schuylkill County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Schuylkill County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Silver Creek.
    • Quebec
      • This Silver Creek lies 900 miles [1,448.4 km]<1> to the east of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
    • Tennessee

      • Marshall County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Marshall County and lies 772 miles [1,242.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Silver Creek.
    • Texas

      • Burnet County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Silver Creek [Burnet County].
    • Washington

      • Lewis County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Lewis County and lies 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Silver Creek.
    • Wisconsin

      • Sheboygan County
      • This Silver Creek is located in Sheboygan County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Silver Creek that is located in Wright County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Silver Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheboygan County community of Silver Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Silver Creek ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • View Our List ...

    • Big Lake

      • Big Lake [Sherburne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Silver Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Big Lake
    • Buffalo

      • Buffalo lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Silver Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Buffalo
    • Clear Lake

      • Clear Lake [Sherburne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Silver Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Clear Lake
    • Clearwater

      • Clearwater lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Silver Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Clearwater
    • Fairhaven

      • Fairhaven [Stearns County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Silver Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fairhaven
    • French Lake

      • French Lake lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Silver Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on French Lake
    • Hasty

      • Hasty lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Silver Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Hasty
    • Highland

      • Highland lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Silver Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Highland
    • Maple Lake

      • Maple Lake lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Silver Creek
      • Link to Google Map centered on Maple Lake

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 Silver Creek. 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.

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    • Jimmy 'Jumpin Jimmy' Earle Brown     (Musician)
    • Leroy Glazier     (Musician)

      • Musician. He was born on Tueday April 14, 1942 and died in Saint Cloud (Minnesota) on Thursday July 24, 2008 at the age of 66. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (Benton County, Minnesota).
      • Saint Cloud is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Silver Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leroy Glazier<4>
    • June Marlowe     (Actress)

      • Actress. She was born in Saint Cloud (Minnesota) on Friday November 6, 1903 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday March 10, 1984 at the age of 80. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Cloud is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Silver Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Marlowe<4>
    • William Robert 'Bill' Tuttle     (Professional baseball)

      • Professional baseball. He was born in Elmwood (Illinois) on Thursday July 4, 1929 and died in Anoka (Minnesota) on Monday July 27, 1998 at the age of 69. He is buried at Big Lake Cemetery (Sherburne County, Minnesota).
      • Anoka is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Silver Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Robert 'Bill' Tuttle<4>
    • Gig Young     (Actor)

      • Actor. He was born in Saint Cloud (Minnesota) on Tueday November 4, 1913 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday October 19, 1978 at the age of 64. He is buried at Green Hill Cemetery (Haywood County, North Carolina).
      • Saint Cloud is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Silver Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gig Young<4>

How Far From Silver Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Silver Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Silver Creek and extending to:

  • View Our List ...

    • Buffalo, which is the Seat of Wright County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Silver Creek to Buffalo, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take a little over three hours.

    • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 971 miles [1,562.7 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 56 days.

    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,228 miles [10,023 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,984 miles [11,239.7 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,897 miles [7,881 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Wright County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wright County: www.co.wright.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Silver Creek) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Silver Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Silver Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3150, Longitude: -93.9797     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silver Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Silver Creek 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.
<3>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 Silver Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Silver Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.804 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.783 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.944 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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