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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 Annaton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Annaton 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 Annaton:
    • 42.911459, -90.537648
    • 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 Annaton
  • 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 Annaton ...

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.

  • Arthur [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Annaton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
  • Five Points [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Annaton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Hickory Grove [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
    • Hickory Grove [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Annaton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
  • Highland [Iowa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland [Iowa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Annaton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
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    • Homer [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [Grant County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Annaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
    • Hurricane [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Annaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Leslie [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Annaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
    • Rockville [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Annaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Shady Dell [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Dell
      • Shady Dell [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Annaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Dell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Dell
    • Union [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Annaton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Annaton. 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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    • Richard Bissell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Dubuque (IA) on June 27, 1913 (a Friday) and died in Dubuque (IA) on May 4, 1977 (a Wednesday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque County, Iowa).
      • Dubuque is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Annaton.
      • Dubuque is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Annaton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Bissell<3>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Hodnett     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1883/05/03:1884/07/03)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1883/05/03:1884/07/03. He was born in Dubuque (IA) on November 30, 1860 (a Friday) and died in Saint Louis (MO) on April 25, 1890 (a Friday) at the age of 29. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Dubuque is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Annaton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Hodnett<3>
    • Dick Hoerner     (Professional football)
      • Born: Lester Junior Hoerner
      • Professional football. He was born in Dubuque (IA) on July 25, 1922 (a Tueday) and died in Fullerton (CA) on December 11, 2010 (a Saturday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Dubuque is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Annaton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Hoerner<3>
    • Allen Ludden     (Television personality)
      • Born: Allen Packard Ellsworth
      • Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (WI) on October 5, 1917 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on June 9, 1981 (a Tueday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin).
      • Mineral Point is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Annaton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<3>
    • Marian Hurd McNeely     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Dubuque (IA) on July 26, 1877 (a Thursday) and died in Dubuque (IA) on December 18, 1930 (a Thursday) at the age of 53. She is buried at Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque County, Iowa).
      • Dubuque is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Annaton.
      • Dubuque is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Annaton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Hurd McNeely<3>
    • Justin Mentell     (Actor, artist)
    • Clifford Donald Simak     (Author)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Annaton to Lancaster, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,235 miles [10,034.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,982 miles [11,236.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,874 miles [7,843.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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About Grant County

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

The official website for Grant County: www.grantcounty.org/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Annaton) 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 Annaton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AnnatonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Annaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9115, Longitude: -90.5376    
<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 Annaton 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 316.392 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.707 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.745 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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