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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 Abbotsford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Abbotsford 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 Abbotsford:
    • 44.949134, -90.327358
    • 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 Abbotsford
  • 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 Abbotsford ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Abbotsford.

Within Wisconsin, the name Abbotsford is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these four communities, .

In addition to the above occurrences of Abbotsford, we know of three communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Abbotsford lies 1,520 miles [2,446.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Abbotsford that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford
    • Michigan
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Abbotsford is located in Saint Clair County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Abbotsford that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Abbotsford.
    • North Dakota
      • Benson 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 Abbotsford [Benson County].
    • Quebec
      • This Abbotsford lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km]<1> to the east of the Abbotsford that is located in Clark County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Australia
      • - New South Wales
      • Distance: 9,142 miles [14,712.6 km]<1> to the west
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford
      • - Queensland
      • Distance: 8,981 miles [14,453.5 km] to the west
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford
    • New Zealand
      • Distance: 8,693 miles [13,990 km]<1> to the west southwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotsford

Curious and Interesting Names Near Abbotsford ...

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.

  • Cherokee [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Marathon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Abbotsford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
  • Little Black [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Black
    • Little Black [Taylor County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Abbotsford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Black have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Black
  • Little Rose [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Rose
    • Little Rose [Marathon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Abbotsford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rose
  • Longwood [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
    • Longwood [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Abbotsford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • March Rapids [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for March Rapids
      • March Rapids [Marathon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Abbotsford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for March Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on March Rapids
    • Schnappsville [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schnappsville
      • Schnappsville [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Abbotsford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schnappsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schnappsville
    • Stetsonville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stetsonville
      • Stetsonville [Taylor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Abbotsford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 518 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stetsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stetsonville
    • Swan [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan
      • Swan [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Abbotsford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan
    • Unity [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity
      • Unity [Marathon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Abbotsford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity

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 Abbotsford. 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 ...
    • Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Medford (Wisconsin) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Redlands (California) on Sunday January 20, 2008 at the age of 98. She is buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California).
      • Medford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Abbotsford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier<4>
    • Woodrow Wilson Rawls     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at the age of 71. The body was cremated.
      • Marshfield is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Abbotsford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Neillsville, which is the Seat of Clark County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Abbotsford to Neillsville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,126 miles [9,858.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,877 miles [11,067.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,777 miles [7,687.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Clark County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Abbotsford: www.ci.abbotsford.wi.us/

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.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- Abbotsford) 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 Abbotsford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AbbotsfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abbotsford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9491, Longitude: -90.3274       In this case, the coordinates for Abbotsford 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 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 Abbotsford 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 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.
<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 Abbotsford 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 316.235 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.811 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.058 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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