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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 Brillion, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brillion 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 Brillion:
    • 44.176936, -88.069544
    • 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 Brillion
  • 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 Brillion ...

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.

  • Forest Junction [Calumet County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Junction
    • Forest Junction [Calumet County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Brillion
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Junction
  • Gravesville [Calumet County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravesville
    • Gravesville [Calumet County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Brillion
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravesville
  • Greenleaf [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenleaf
    • Greenleaf [Brown County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Brillion
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenleaf
  • High Cliff [Calumet County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Cliff
    • High Cliff [Calumet County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Brillion
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holland [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Brown County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Brillion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Lark [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lark
      • Lark [Brown County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brillion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lark
    • Maple Grove [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [Manitowoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Brillion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Potter [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter
      • Potter [Calumet County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Brillion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter
    • Reedsville [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Manitowoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Brillion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
    • Wayside [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [Brown County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brillion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside

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 Brillion. 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)
    • Earl 'Curly' Lambeau     (Professional football)
    • Dale Livingston     (Professional football)
    • John Martinkovic     (Professional football)
    • Mike Melvoin     (Musician)
    • Mike Michalske     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Cleveland (OH) on April 24, 1903 (a Friday) and died in Green Bay (WI) on October 26, 1983 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Brillion.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Michalske<3>
    • Charles E. Sample     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Green Bay (WI) on January 5, 1920 (a Monday) and died in Neenah (WI) on May 15, 2001 (a Tueday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Outagamie County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Brillion.
      • Neenah is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Brillion.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles E. Sample<3>
    • Alice Washburn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Oshkosh (WI) on September 12, 1860 (a Wednesday) and died in Oshkosh (WI) on November 18, 1929 (a Monday) at the age of 69. She is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Winnebago County, Wisconsin).
      • Oshkosh is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Brillion.
      • Oshkosh is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Brillion.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Washburn<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chilton, which is the Seat of Calumet County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brillion to Chilton, with an average speed<4> 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 101 miles [162.5 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,086 miles [9,794.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,832 miles [10,995 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,723 miles [7,600.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Brillion: www.ci.brillion.wi.us/

The official website for Calumet County: www.co.calumet.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brillion) 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 Brillion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrillionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brillion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1769, Longitude: -88.0695       In this case, the coordinates for Brillion 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>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 Brillion 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 314.696 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.956 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.097 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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