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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 Anacker, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Anacker 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 Anacker:
    • 43.625536, -89.443732
    • 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 Anacker
  • 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 Anacker ...

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.

  • Big Spring [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
    • Big Spring [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Anacker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Spring
  • Dell Prairie [Adams County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dell Prairie
    • Dell Prairie [Adams County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Anacker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dell Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • East Friesland [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Friesland
    • East Friesland [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Anacker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Friesland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Friesland
  • Endeavor [Marquette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endeavor
    • Endeavor [Marquette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Anacker
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 464 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Endeavor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endeavor
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    • Friesland [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friesland
      • Friesland [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Anacker
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friesland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friesland
    • Harmony Grove [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Grove
      • Harmony Grove [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Anacker
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Grove
    • Lake Wisconsin [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Wisconsin
      • Lake Wisconsin [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Anacker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Wisconsin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Wisconsin
    • Lowville [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowville
      • Lowville [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Anacker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowville
    • Moe Settlement [Columbia County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moe Settlement
      • Moe Settlement [Columbia County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Anacker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moe Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pardeeville [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pardeeville
      • Pardeeville [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacker
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pardeeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pardeeville
    • Plainville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainville
      • Plainville [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Anacker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
    • Portage [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
      • Portage [Columbia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Anacker
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,381 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage

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 Anacker. 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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    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
    • Peter R. Morris     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/05/14:1884/05/14)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/05/14:1884/05/14. He was born in Rhuddlan (Wales) on January 1, 1854 (a Sunday) and died in Columbus (WI) on December 9, 1884 (a Tueday) at the age of 30.
      • Columbus is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Anacker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter R. Morris<3>
    • Dr. William David Sansum     (Medical pioneer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Portage, which is the Seat of Columbia County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Anacker to Madison, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,162 miles [9,916.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,908 miles [11,117.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,801 miles [7,726.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Columbia County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Anacker) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anacker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6255, Longitude: -89.4437       In this case, the coordinates for Anacker 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>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 Anacker 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 315.642 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.952 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.978 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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