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Sunburg, Minnesota

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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sunburg

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 Sunburg. 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 Sunburg.

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

Sighting report for Kandiyohi County

Since Sunburg is near Swift County and also Pope County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Swift County

Sighting report for Pope County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunburg ...

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.

Georgeville [Stearns County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Sunburg

Link to Google Map centered on Georgeville

Grove Lake [Pope County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Sunburg

Link to Google Map centered on Grove Lake

Lake Henry [Stearns County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Sunburg

Link to Google Map centered on Lake Henry

Long Beach [Pope County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunburg

Link to Google Map centered on Long Beach

Raymond lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Sunburg

Link to Google Map centered on Raymond

Regal lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Sunburg

Link to Google Map centered on Regal

Spicer lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sunburg

Link to Google Map centered on Spicer

Starbuck [Pope County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Sunburg

Link to Google Map centered on Starbuck

Swift Falls [Swift County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Sunburg

Link to Google Map centered on Swift Falls

Terrace [Pope County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Sunburg

Link to Google Map centered on Terrace

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 Sunburg. 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.

Author. He was born in Sauk Centre (Minnesota) on Saturday February 7, 1885 and died in Rome (Italy) on Wednesday January 10, 1951 at the age of 65. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Stearns County, Minnesota).

Sauk Centre is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Sunburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sinclair Lewis<2>

Creator of the Milky Way candy bar. He was born in Hancock (Minnesota) on Wednesday September 24, 1884 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Sunday April 8, 1934 at the age of 49. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).

Hancock is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Sunburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin Clarence Mars<2>

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

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

  • Willmar, which is the Seat of Kandiyohi County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunburg to Willmar, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 107 miles [172.2 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 two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,266 miles [10,084.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,024 miles [11,304 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,941 miles [7,951.8 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kandiyohi County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kandiyohi 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- Sunburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3476, Longitude: -95.2400     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<3>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.
<4>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 Sunburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.706 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.815 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.634 degrees.






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