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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 Anson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Anson 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 Anson:
    • 44.980795, -91.286819
    • 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 Anson
  • 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 Anson ...

We found five communities that share the name Anson.

Within Wisconsin, the name Anson is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • This Anson is located in Sumner County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<1> to the southwest of the Anson that is located in Chippewa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Anson.
    • Maine
      • Somerset County
      • This Anson is located in Somerset County and lies 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km]<1> to the east of the Anson that is located in Chippewa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Anson.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • This Anson is located in Clark County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km]<1> to the south of the Anson that is located in Chippewa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Anson.
    • Ontario
      • This Anson lies 673 miles [1,083.1 km]<1> to the east of the Anson that is located in Chippewa County.
    • Texas
      • Jones County
      • This Anson is located in Jones County and lies 961 miles [1,546.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Anson that is located in Chippewa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Anson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Anson ...

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.

  • Bloomer
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomer
    • Bloomer is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,508 people
  • Crescent
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
    • Crescent is located in Chippewa County
  • Drywood
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drywood
    • Drywood is located in Chippewa County
  • Eagle Point
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Point
    • Eagle Point is located in Chippewa County
  • Howard
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
    • Howard is located in Chippewa County
  • Jim Falls
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jim Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jim Falls
    • Jim Falls is located in Chippewa County
  • Maple Hill
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Hill
    • Maple Hill is located in Chippewa County
  • Norma
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norma
    • Norma is located in Chippewa County
  • Stanley
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
    • Stanley is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,705 people
  • Union
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union is located in Eau Claire County

How Far From Anson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Anson to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Chippewa Falls, which is the Seat of Chippewa County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 161 miles [259.1 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Anson to Madison, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,157 miles [9,908.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,909 miles [11,119 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,812 miles [7,744.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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

The official website for Chippewa County: www.co.chippewa.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 '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- Anson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9808, Longitude: -91.2868       In this case, the coordinates for Anson 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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 Anson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.904 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.575 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.565 degrees.









 

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