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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Winona, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Winona and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Winona:
    • 44.052193, -91.651774
    • 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 Winona
  • 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 Winona ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Winona.

Within Minnesota, the name Winona is unique.

Beyond Minnesota, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 30 communities, 29 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Coconino County
      • This Winona is located in Coconino County and lies 1,210 miles [1,947.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coconino County community of Winona.
    • Arkansas
      • Lee County
      • This Winona is located in Lee County and lies 634 miles [1,020.3 km]<1> to the south of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Winona.
    • Colorado
      • Larimer 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 Colorado community of Winona [Larimer County].
    • Idaho
      • Idaho County
      • This Winona is located in Idaho County and lies 1,195 miles [1,923.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Idaho County community of Winona.
    • Indiana
      • Starke County
      • This Winona is located in Starke County and lies 323 miles [519.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Starke County community of Winona.
    • Kansas
      • Doniphan 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 Winona [Doniphan County].
      • Logan County
      • This Winona is located in Logan County and lies 603 miles [970.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Winona.
    • Kentucky
      • Trimble 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 Kentucky community of Winona [Trimble County].
    • Louisiana
      • Winn Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Winona [Winn Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Houghton County
      • This Winona is located in Houghton County and lies 235 miles [378.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houghton County community of Winona.
    • Mississippi
      • Montgomery County
      • This Winona is located in Montgomery County and lies 736 miles [1,184.5 km]<1> to the south of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Winona.
    • Missouri
      • Shannon County
      • This Winona is located in Shannon County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the south of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shannon County community of Winona.
    • New Hampshire
      • Belknap County
      • This Winona is located in Belknap County and lies 998 miles [1,606.1 km]<1> to the east of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belknap County community of Winona.
    • New York
      • Jefferson County
      • This Winona is located in Jefferson County and lies 778 miles [1,252.1 km]<1> to the east of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Winona.
    • North Carolina
      • Onslow 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 North Carolina community of Winona [Onslow County].
    • North Dakota
      • Emmons 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 North Dakota community of Winona [Emmons County].
    • Ohio
      • Columbiana County
      • This Winona is located in Columbiana County and lies 590 miles [949.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbiana County community of Winona.
      • Hocking 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 Ohio community of Winona [Hocking County].
    • Ontario
      • This Winona lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<1> to the east of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
    • Oregon
      • Josephine County
      • This Winona is located in Josephine County and lies 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km]<1> to the west of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Josephine County community of Winona.
      • Polk County
      • This Winona is located in Polk County and lies 1,539 miles [2,476.8 km] to the west northwest of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Winona.
    • South Carolina
      • Abbeville County
      • This Winona is located in Abbeville County and lies 831 miles [1,337.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Abbeville County community of Winona.
      • Florence County
      • This Winona is located in Florence County and lies 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the southeast of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Winona.
    • Tennessee
      • Putnam County
      • This Winona is located in Putnam County and lies 636 miles [1,023.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Winona.
      • Scott County
      • This Winona is located in Scott County and lies 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the southeast of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Winona.
    • Texas
      • Smith County
      • This Winona is located in Smith County and lies 820 miles [1,319.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Winona.
    • Virginia
      • Norfolk City
      • This Winona is located in Norfolk City and lies 945 miles [1,520.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norfolk City community of Winona.
    • Washington
      • Whitman County
      • This Winona is located in Whitman County and lies 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitman County community of Winona.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Winona is located in Fayette County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Winona that is located in Winona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Winona.
      • Taylor 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 West Virginia community of Winona [Taylor County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winona ...

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.

  • Centerville [Winona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Winona County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Winona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Dodge [Trempealeau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
    • Dodge [Trempealeau County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Winona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
  • Fountain City [Buffalo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain City
    • Fountain City [Buffalo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Winona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 842 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain City
  • Goodview [Winona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodview
    • Goodview [Winona County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Winona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodview
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Homer [Winona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [Winona County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Winona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
    • Marshland [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshland
      • Marshland [Buffalo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Winona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshland
    • Minnesota City [Winona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnesota City
      • Minnesota City [Winona County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Winona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 186 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnesota City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnesota City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minnesota City<5>
    • Pine Creek [Trempealeau County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
      • Pine Creek [Trempealeau County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Winona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rollingstone [Winona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollingstone
      • Rollingstone [Winona County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Winona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 637 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollingstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollingstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rollingstone<5>
    • Sugarloaf [Winona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugarloaf
      • Sugarloaf [Winona County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Winona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugarloaf have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugarloaf

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 Winona. 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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    • John Leckie Ake     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1879/09/20)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1879/09/20. He was born in Altoona (PA) on August 29, 1861 (a Thursday) and died in La Crosse (WI) on May 11, 1887 (a Wednesday) at the age of 25. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (La Crosse County, Wisconsin).
      • La Crosse is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Winona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leckie Ake<6>
    • Paul Robert Giel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Winona on September 29, 1932 (a Thursday) and died in Minneapolis (MN) on May 22, 2002 (a Wednesday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Robert Giel<6>
    • Edward 'Big Ed' Konetchy     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nancy Parsons     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Paul (MN) on January 17, 1942 (a Saturday) and died in La Crosse (WI) on January 5, 2001 (a Friday) at the age of 59. She is buried at Viroqua Cemetery (Vernon County, Wisconsin).
      • La Crosse is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Winona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Parsons<6>
    • Nicholas Ray     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Galesville (WI) on August 7, 1911 (a Monday) and died in New York (NY) on June 16, 1979 (a Saturday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (La Crosse County, Wisconsin).
      • Galesville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Winona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas Ray<6>
    • Ford Sterling     (Actor)

How Far From Winona to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 94 miles [151.3 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Winona to Saint Paul, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,216 miles [10,003.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,967 miles [11,212.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,867 miles [7,832.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Winona: www.cityofwinona-mn.com/

The official website for Winona County: www.co.winona.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 '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- Winona) 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 Winona. 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 WinonaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0522, Longitude: -91.6518    
<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 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 Winona 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 Winona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Winona to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.162 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.743 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.019 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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