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Introduction ...

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

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 Wendell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wendell 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 Wendell:
    • 46.035902, -96.100774
    • 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 Wendell
       
  • 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 Wendell ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Wendell.

Within Minnesota, the name Wendell is unique.

Beyond Minnesota, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Idaho

      • Gooding County

      • This Wendell is located in Gooding County and lies 942 miles [1,516 km]<1> to the west of the Wendell that is located in Grant County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Wendell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gooding County community of Wendell.
    • Kansas

      • Butler 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 Wendell [Butler County].

      • Edwards 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 Wendell [Edwards County].
    • Massachusetts

      • Franklin County
      • This Wendell is located in Franklin County and lies 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km]<1> to the east of the Wendell that is located in Grant County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Wendell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Wendell.
    • New Hampshire

      • Sullivan County
      • This Wendell is located in Sullivan County and lies 1,180 miles [1,899 km]<1> to the east of the Wendell that is located in Grant County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Wendell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Wendell.
    • North Carolina

      • Wake County
      • This Wendell is located in Wake County and lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Wendell that is located in Grant County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Wendell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Wendell.
    • Texas

      • Jeff Davis County
      • Although located in Jeff Davis County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jeff Davis County community of Wendell.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wendell ...

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.

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    • Charlesville

      • Charlesville [Traverse County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on Charlesville
    • Childs

      • Childs [Wilkin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on Childs
    • Edwards

      • Edwards [Otter Tail County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on Edwards
    • Elbow Lake

      • Elbow Lake lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elbow Lake
    • Elizabeth

      • Elizabeth [Otter Tail County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elizabeth
    • Farwell

      • Farwell [Pope County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on Farwell
    • Foxhome

      • Foxhome [Wilkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on Foxhome
    • French

      • French [Otter Tail County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on French
    • Herman

      • Herman lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on Herman
    • Leaf Valley

      • Leaf Valley [Douglas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on Leaf Valley
    • Maine

      • Maine [Otter Tail County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wendell
      • Link to Google Map centered on Maine

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 Wendell. 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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    • Frank Albertson     (Actor)

      • Actor. He was born in Fergus Falls (Minnesota) on Tueday February 2, 1909 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Saturday February 29, 1964 (which is Leap Day) at the age of 55.
      • Fergus Falls is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Wendell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Albertson<3>
    • George Putnam     (News anchor, talk show host)

      • News anchor, talk show host. He was born in Breckenridge (Minnesota) on Tueday July 14, 1914 and died in Chino (California) on Friday September 12, 2008 at the age of 94.
      • Breckenridge is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Wendell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Putnam<3>

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

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

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    • Elbow Lake, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies just to the East Southeast.

    • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Wendell to Saint Paul, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 7 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,256 miles [10,068.1 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,016 miles [11,291.2 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

    • 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).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Grant County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.co.grant.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wendell) 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 Wendell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wendell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wendell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0359, Longitude: -96.1008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wendell 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 Wendell 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Wendell to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.333 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.619 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.945 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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