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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 Bloomingdale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bloomingdale 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 Bloomingdale:
    • 43.643028, -90.777631
    • 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 Bloomingdale
  • 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 Bloomingdale ...

We found 23 communities that share the name Bloomingdale.

Within Wisconsin, the name Bloomingdale is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Chatham County and lies 946 miles [1,522.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Illinois
      • DuPage County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in DuPage County and lies 179 miles [288.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DuPage County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Indiana
      • Parke County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Parke County and lies 319 miles [513.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Kansas
      • Barton 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 Bloomingdale [Barton County].
      • McPherson 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 Bloomingdale [McPherson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clark County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Clark County and lies 527 miles [848.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Maryland
      • Queen Anne's County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Queen Anne's County and lies 824 miles [1,326.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queen Anne's County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Worcester County and lies 963 miles [1,549.8 km]<1> to the east of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Michigan
      • Van Buren County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Van Buren County and lies 252 miles [405.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Bloomingdale.
    • New Jersey
      • Passaic 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 New Jersey community of Bloomingdale [Passaic County].
      • Somerset County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Somerset County and lies 853 miles [1,372.8 km]<1> to the east of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Bloomingdale.
    • New York
      • Essex County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Essex County and lies 828 miles [1,332.5 km]<1> to the east of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Bloomingdale.
    • North Carolina
      • Robeson County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Robeson County and lies 893 miles [1,437.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robeson County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Ohio
      • Jefferson County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Jefferson County and lies 559 miles [899.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Bloomingdale.
      • Wayne County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Wayne County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Ontario
      • This Bloomingdale lies 517 miles [832 km]<1> to the east of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Carbon County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Carbon County and lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km]<1> to the east of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Bloomingdale.
      • Lancaster County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Lancaster County and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the east southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Bloomingdale.
      • Luzerne County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Luzerne County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the east of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Bloomingdale.
    • South Dakota
      • Clay County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Clay County and lies 314 miles [505.3 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Sullivan County and lies 654 miles [1,052.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Vernon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Virginia
      • Henrico 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 Virginia community of Bloomingdale [Henrico County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bloomingdale ...

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.

  • Avalanche
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avalanche have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avalanche
    • Avalanche is located in Vernon County
  • Bud
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bud have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
    • Bud is located in Vernon County
  • Coon Valley
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coon Valley
    • Coon Valley is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 782 people
  • Liberty
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty is located in Vernon County
  • Liberty Pole
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Pole
    • Liberty Pole is located in Vernon County
  • Oil City
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
    • Oil City is located in Monroe County
  • Readstown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Readstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Readstown
    • Readstown is located in Vernon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 414 people
  • Tunnelville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunnelville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelville
    • Tunnelville is located in Richland County
  • Valley
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
    • Valley is located in Vernon County

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

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

  • Viroqua, which is the Seat of Vernon County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Bloomingdale to Madison, with an average speed<5>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,207 miles [9,989.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,956 miles [11,194.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,851 miles [7,806.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bloomingdale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomingdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6430, Longitude: -90.7776       In this case, the coordinates for Bloomingdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Bloomingdale 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 Bloomingdale, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Bloomingdale 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 316.557 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.997 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.67 degrees.









 

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