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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 Winthrop Harbor, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Winthrop Harbor 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 Winthrop Harbor:
    • 42.480601, -87.829091
    • 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 Winthrop Harbor
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winthrop Harbor ...

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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Winthrop Harbor
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Winthrop Harbor
    • 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
  • Hickory Corners [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Corners
    • Hickory Corners [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Winthrop Harbor
    • 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
  • Old Mill Creek [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Mill Creek
    • Old Mill Creek [Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Winthrop Harbor
    • 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>
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    • Park City [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Winthrop Harbor
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Winthrop Harbor
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Winthrop Harbor
      • 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
    • Timber Ridge [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge
      • Timber Ridge [Kenosha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Winthrop Harbor
      • 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 south of Winthrop Harbor
      • 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 Winthrop Harbor. 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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    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Winthrop Harbor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Ameche<4>
    • Sam Battaglia     (Crime figure)
    • Pamela Owen Britton     (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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Winthrop Harbor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Dooley<4>
    • Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nick Etten     (Major League Baseball)
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Winthrop Harbor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlton Heston<4>
    • Edwin Henry 'Twilight Ed' Killian     (Major League Baseball)
    • Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski     (Professional wrestler)
      • Full name: Reginald Lisowski
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in South Milwaukee (WI) on July 11, 1926 (a Sunday) and died in South Milwaukee (WI) on October 22, 2005 (a Saturday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • South Milwaukee is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Winthrop Harbor.
      • South Milwaukee is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Winthrop Harbor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski<4>
    • Fredric March     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Racine (WI) on August 31, 1897 (a Tueday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on April 14, 1975 (a Monday) at the age of 77.
      • Racine is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Winthrop Harbor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fredric March<4>
    • John Daniel Matuszak     (Actor, professional football)
    • David Orrick McDearmon     (Actor, director)

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

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

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    • Waukegan, which is the Seat of Lake County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Springfield, which is the State Capital of Illinois, lies 209 miles [336.4 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Winthrop Harbor 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 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 616 miles [991.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,160 miles [9,913.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,901 miles [11,106.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,786 miles [7,702.3 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 Winthrop Harbor: www.winthropharbor.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winthrop Harbor) 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 Winthrop Harbor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winthrop HarborOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winthrop Harbor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4806, Longitude: -87.8291       In this case, the coordinates for Winthrop Harbor 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 Winthrop Harbor 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 314.562 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.561 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.488 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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