RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Appleton, Wisconsin

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WI
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Appleton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Appleton 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 Appleton:
    • 44.261790, -88.415664
    • 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 Appleton
  • 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 Appleton ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Appleton.

Within Wisconsin, the name Appleton is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, twenty are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Escambia County
      • This Appleton is located in Escambia County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<1> to the south of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Escambia County community of Appleton.
    • Arkansas
      • Pope County
      • This Appleton is located in Pope County and lies 654 miles [1,052.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Appleton.
    • Colorado
      • Mesa County
      • This Appleton is located in Mesa County and lies 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km]<1> to the west of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mesa County community of Appleton.
    • Georgia
      • Montgomery 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 Georgia community of Appleton [Montgomery County].
    • Idaho
      • Gooding County
      • This Appleton is located in Gooding County and lies 1,311 miles [2,109.8 km]<1> to the west of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gooding County community of Appleton.
    • Illinois
      • Knox County
      • This Appleton is located in Knox County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Appleton.
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Bourbon County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bourbon County community of Appleton.
      • Clark 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 Kansas community of Appleton [Clark County].
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Appleton [Crawford County].
      • Mitchell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Appleton [Mitchell County].
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Appleton is located in Knox County and lies 945 miles [1,520.8 km]<1> to the east of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Appleton.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Appleton is located in Cecil County and lies 718 miles [1,155.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Appleton.
    • Minnesota
      • Swift County
      • This Appleton is located in Swift County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Swift County community of Appleton.
    • New York
      • Niagara County
      • This Appleton is located in Niagara County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<1> to the east of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Niagara County community of Appleton.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Appleton lies 1,610 miles [2,591 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
    • Ohio
      • Licking County
      • This Appleton is located in Licking County and lies 407 miles [655 km]<1> to the southeast of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Licking County community of Appleton.
    • Ontario
      • This Appleton lies 605 miles [973.7 km]<1> to the east of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
    • Pennsylvania
      • York County
      • This Appleton is located in York County and lies 673 miles [1,083.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Appleton.
    • South Carolina
      • Allendale County
      • This Appleton is located in Allendale County and lies 862 miles [1,387.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allendale County community of Appleton.
      • Barnwell 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 South Carolina community of Appleton [Barnwell County].
    • Tennessee
      • Lawrence County
      • This Appleton is located in Lawrence County and lies 640 miles [1,030 km]<1> to the south of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Appleton.
    • Washington
      • Klickitat County
      • This Appleton is located in Klickitat County and lies 1,595 miles [2,566.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Appleton that is located in Outagamie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Klickitat County community of Appleton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Appleton ...

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.

  • Apple Creek [Outagamie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Creek
    • Apple Creek [Outagamie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Appleton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Creek
  • Combined Locks [Outagamie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Combined Locks
    • Combined Locks [Outagamie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Appleton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,593 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Combined Locks
  • Fox Crossing [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Crossing
    • Fox Crossing [Winnebago County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Appleton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Crossing
  • Greenville [Outagamie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Outagamie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Appleton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Little Chute [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Chute
      • Little Chute [Outagamie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Chute have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,081 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Chute
    • Mackville [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mackville
      • Mackville [Outagamie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mackville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mackville
    • Rainbow Beach [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Beach
      • Rainbow Beach [Winnebago County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow Beach
    • Sunrise Bay [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Bay
      • Sunrise Bay [Winnebago County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Bay
    • Whispering Pines [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
      • Whispering Pines [Outagamie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Appleton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Pines

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 Appleton. 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 ...
    • Anthony R. 'Tony' Canadeo     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday May 5, 1919 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Saturday November 29, 2003 at the age of 84. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anthony R. 'Tony' Canadeo<5>
    • Earl 'Curly' Lambeau     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Saturday April 9, 1898 and died in Sturgeon Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday June 1, 1965 at the age of 67. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl 'Curly' Lambeau<5>
    • Dale Livingston     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Plymouth (Michigan) on Monday March 12, 1945 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Monday January 5, 2009 at the age of 63. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dale Livingston<5>
    • John Martinkovic     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hamilton (Ohio) on Monday April 4, 1927 and died in Allouez (Wisconsin) on Thursday February 8, 2018 at the age of 90. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Allouez is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Martinkovic<5>
    • Mike Michalske     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday April 24, 1903 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 26, 1983 at the age of 80. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Michalske<5>
    • Charles E. Sample     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Monday January 5, 1920 and died in Neenah (Wisconsin) on Tueday May 15, 2001 at the age of 81. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Outagamie County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Appleton.
      • Neenah is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles E. Sample<5>
    • Alice Washburn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Oshkosh (Wisconsin) on Wednesday September 12, 1860 and died in Oshkosh (Wisconsin) on Monday November 18, 1929 at the age of 69. She is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Winnebago County, Wisconsin).
      • Oshkosh is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Appleton.
      • Oshkosh is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Appleton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Washburn<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 95 miles [152.9 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Appleton to Madison, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,095 miles [9,809 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,841 miles [11,009.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,733 miles [7,617 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Outagamie County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Appleton: www.appleton.org/

The official website for Outagamie County: www.co.outagamie.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Appleton) 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 Appleton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Appleton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Appleton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2618, Longitude: -88.4157    
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Appleton 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Appleton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Appleton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.93 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.233 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.251 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 22 Oct 2020