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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 Army Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Army Lake 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 Army Lake:
    • 42.806681, -88.375373
    • 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 Army Lake
  • 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 Army Lake ...

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.

  • Bowers [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowers
    • Bowers [Walworth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Army Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
  • Eagle [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
    • Eagle [Waukesha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Army Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,193 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
  • Eagleville [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
    • Eagleville [Waukesha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Army Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
  • Harbor Heights [Racine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Heights
    • Harbor Heights [Racine County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Army Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Heights
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    • Honey Creek [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Creek
      • Honey Creek [Racine County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Army Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Creek
    • Honey Lake [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Lake
      • Honey Lake [Racine County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Army Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Lake
    • Little Prairie [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Prairie
      • Little Prairie [Walworth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Army Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Prairie
    • Mayhews [Walworth County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayhews
      • Mayhews [Walworth County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Army Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayhews have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Potter Lake [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter Lake
      • Potter Lake [Walworth County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Army Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potter Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter 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 Army Lake. 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 ...
    • Edward Emerson Barnard     (Astronomer)
    • Digby Bell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) on November 8, 1849 (a Thursday) and died on June 20, 1917 (a Wednesday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Milwaukee is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Army Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Digby Bell<3>
    • Lamont Bentley     (Actor)
    • Pamela Owen Britton     (Actress)
    • Ray 'Crash' Corrigan     (Actor)
    • Amos Cross     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1885/04/22:1887/10/08)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1885/04/22:1887/10/08. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) in February 1860 and died in Cleveland (OH) on July 16, 1888 (a Monday). He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Army Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos Cross<3>
    • Amos C. Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) on February 8, 1860 (a Wednesday) and died in Cleveland (OH) on July 6, 1888 (a Friday) at the age of 28. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Army Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos C. Cross<3>
    • Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross     (Major League Baseball)
    • Ronnie Duman     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Dearborn (MI) on December 2, 1929 (a Monday) and died in West Allis (WI) on June 9, 1968 (a Sunday) at the age of 38. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • West Allis is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Army Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Duman<3>
    • Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) on June 21, 1901 (a Friday) and died in Milwaukee (WI) on January 15, 1957 (a Tueday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Army Lake.
      • Milwaukee is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Army Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.<3>
    • Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian     (Race car driver)
    • Nick Etten     (Major League Baseball)
    • Oscar 'Happy' Felsch     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) on August 22, 1891 (a Saturday) and died in Milwaukee (WI) on August 17, 1964 (a Monday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Army Lake.
      • Milwaukee is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Army Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar 'Happy' Felsch<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Army Lake once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Army Lake and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkhorn, which is the Seat of Walworth County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Army Lake to Elkhorn, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the west northwest (WNW). 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 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,164 miles [9,920 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,907 miles [11,115.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,794 miles [7,715.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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About Walworth County

About Wisconsin

The official website for Walworth County: www.co.walworth.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' (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- Army Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Army Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8067, Longitude: -88.3754       In this case, the coordinates for Army Lake 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>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 Army Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>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.
<6>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 Army Lake to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.925 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.021 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.668 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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