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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 Athelstane, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Athelstane 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 Athelstane:
    • 45.423702, -88.095724
    • 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 Athelstane
  • 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 Athelstane ...

We have found one communities that share the name Athelstane.

Within Wisconsin, the name Athelstane is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Athelstane in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Clay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Athelstane [Clay County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Athelstane ...

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.

  • Beaver [Marinette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
    • Beaver [Marinette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Athelstane
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
  • Cedarville [Marinette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
    • Cedarville [Marinette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Athelstane
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
  • Goodman [Marinette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
    • Goodman [Marinette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Athelstane
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
  • Kells [Menominee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kells
    • Kells [Menominee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Athelstane
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kells have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kells
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lake [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Marinette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Athelstane
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
    • Middle Inlet [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Inlet
      • Middle Inlet [Marinette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Athelstane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Inlet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Inlet
    • Nathan [Menominee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nathan
      • Nathan [Menominee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Athelstane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nathan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nathan
    • Packard [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packard
      • Packard [Marinette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Athelstane
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packard
    • Sweetheart City [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetheart City
      • Sweetheart City [Marinette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Athelstane
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetheart City

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 Athelstane. 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 ...
    • Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani     (Professional football)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marinette, which is the Seat of Marinette County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Athelstane to Marinette, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 174 miles [280 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,027 miles [9,699.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,775 miles [10,903.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,671 miles [7,517.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marinette County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marinette County: www.marinettecounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Athelstane 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.
<2>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- Athelstane) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Athelstane. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AthelstaneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athelstane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4237, Longitude: -88.0957    
<3>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.
<4>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.
<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 Athelstane 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 314.679 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.115 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.714 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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