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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 Beach Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Beach Park 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 Beach Park:
    • 42.442845, -87.875319
    • 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 Beach Park
  • 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 Beach Park ...

We have found two communities that share the name Beach Park.

Within Illinois, the name Beach Park is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Beach Park is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Beach Park that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Beach Park.
    • Massachusetts
      • Plymouth County
      • This Beach Park is located in Plymouth County and lies 881 miles [1,417.8 km]<1> to the east of the Beach Park that is located in Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Beach Park.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Beach Park ...

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.

  • Carol Beach [Kenosha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carol Beach
    • Carol Beach [Kenosha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Beach Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carol Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carol Beach
  • Dunes Park [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunes Park
    • Dunes Park [Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Beach Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunes Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunes Park
  • Gages Lake [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gages Lake
    • Gages Lake [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Beach Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gages Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gages Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gages Lake<3>
  • Harris Corners [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Corners
    • Harris Corners [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Beach Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Corners
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    • Hickory Corners [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Corners
      • Hickory Corners [Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Beach Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Corners
    • Idlewild [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewild
      • Idlewild [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Beach Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idlewild have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewild
    • Old Mill Creek [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Mill Creek
      • Old Mill Creek [Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Beach Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Mill Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Mill Creek<3>
    • Park City [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Beach Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Pikeville [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Kenosha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Beach Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
    • Pleasant Prairie [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Prairie
      • Pleasant Prairie [Kenosha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Beach Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Prairie
    • Third Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Third Lake
      • Third Lake [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Beach Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Third Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Third Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Third Lake<3>
    • Timber Ridge [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge
      • Timber Ridge [Kenosha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Beach Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Ridge
    • Zion [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Beach Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zion<3>

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 Beach Park. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Alan Dante 'The Horse' Ameche     (Professional football)
    • Don Ameche     (Actor)
      • Born: Dominic Felix Amici
      • Actor. He was born in Kenosha (WI) on May 31, 1908 (a Sunday) and died in Scottsdale (AZ) on December 6, 1993 (a Monday) at the age of 85. We don't have any burial details.
      • Kenosha is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Beach Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Ameche<4>
    • Viola Barry     (Actress)
      • Born: Gladys Viola Wilson
      • Actress. She was born in Evanston (IL) on March 4, 1894 (a Sunday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on April 2, 1964 (a Thursday) at the age of 70. She is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Evanston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Beach Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Viola Barry<4>
    • Sam Battaglia     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Kenosha (WI) on June 30, 1908 (a Tueday) and died in Oak Park (IL) on January 8, 1973 (a Monday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Kenosha is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Beach Park.
      • Oak Park is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the south of Beach Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Battaglia<4>
    • Karen Black     (Oscar nominated actress, screenwriter, singer, songwriter)
      • Born: Karen Blanche Ziegler
      • Oscar nominated actress, screenwriter, singer, songwriter. She was born in Park Ridge (IL) on July 1, 1939 (a Saturday) and died in Santa Monica (CA) on August 8, 2013 (a Thursday) at the age of 74. She is buried at Eternal Hills Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Park Ridge is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Beach Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Karen Black<4>
    • Pamela Owen Britton     (Actress)
    • Patricia 'Pat' Brown     (Professional baseball)
    • Brenda 'Mardi' Denaut     (Actress)
    • Jim Dooley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Stoutsville (MO) on February 8, 1930 (a Saturday) and died in Lake Forest (IL) on January 8, 2008 (a Tueday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lake Forest is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Beach Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Dooley<4>
    • Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nick Etten     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jane Harker     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Evanston (IL) on August 1, 1922 (a Tueday) and died in Minneapolis (MN) on July 21, 2000 (a Friday) at the age of 77. She is buried at Hillside Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Evanston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Beach Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Harker<4>
    • Charlton Heston     (Oscar winning actor, activist)
      • Born: John Charles Carter
      • Oscar winning actor, activist. He was born in Wilmette (IL) on October 4, 1923 (a Thursday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on April 5, 2008 (a Saturday) at the age of 84.
      • Wilmette is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Beach Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlton Heston<4>

How Far From Beach Park 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 village such as Beach Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Waukegan, which is the Seat of Lake County and lies just to the South.
    • Springfield, which is the State Capital of Illinois, lies 205 miles [329.9 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Beach Park to Springfield, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 617 miles [993 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,164 miles [9,920 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,904 miles [11,110.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,790 miles [7,708.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Lake County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Beach Park: www.villageofbeachpark.com/

The official website for Lake County: www.co.lake.il.us

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Beach Park) 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 Beach Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beach ParkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beach Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4428, Longitude: -87.8753       In this case, the coordinates for Beach Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Beach Park 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 314.593 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.591 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.523 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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