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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 Apollonia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Apollonia 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 Apollonia:
    • 45.449904, -91.301910
    • 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 Apollonia
  • 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 Apollonia ...

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.

  • Arnold [Chippewa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold [Chippewa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Apollonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
  • Birchwood [Washburn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchwood
    • Birchwood [Washburn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Apollonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
  • Bruce [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
    • Bruce [Rusk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Apollonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
  • Edgewater [Sawyer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [Sawyer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Apollonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater
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    • Glen Flora [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Flora
      • Glen Flora [Rusk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Apollonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Flora
    • Horseman [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseman
      • Horseman [Barron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Apollonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseman
    • Imalone [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imalone
      • Imalone [Rusk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Apollonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imalone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imalone
    • Island Lake [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Lake
      • Island Lake [Rusk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Apollonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
    • Ladysmith [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladysmith
      • Ladysmith [Rusk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Apollonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,054 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladysmith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladysmith
    • Meteor [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meteor
      • Meteor [Sawyer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Apollonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meteor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meteor
    • Rice Lake [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice Lake
      • Rice Lake [Barron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Apollonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake

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 Apollonia. 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 ...
    • Ben Hur Lampman     (Writer)
      • Writer. He was born in Barron (Wisconsin) on Sunday August 22, 1886 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday January 24, 1954 at the age of 67. He is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Barron is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Apollonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ben Hur Lampman<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ladysmith, which is the Seat of Rusk County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Apollonia to Ladysmith, 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 189 miles [304.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,134 miles [9,871.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,887 miles [11,083.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,792 miles [7,712 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Rusk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rusk County: www.ruskcounty.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 '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- Apollonia) 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 Apollonia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ApolloniaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apollonia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4499, Longitude: -91.3019    
<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 Apollonia 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 316.909 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.646 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.439 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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