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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 Buena Vista, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista:
    • 43.248044, -90.254846
    • 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 Buena Vista
  • 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 Buena Vista ...

We have found one communities that share the name Buena Vista.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Buena Vista.

Beyond Wisconsin.

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Portage County
      • This Buena Vista is located in Portage County and lies 87 miles [140 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Buena Vista that is located in Richland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Buena Vista.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buena Vista ...

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.

  • Bear Valley [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Valley
    • Bear Valley [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Buena Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Valley
  • Clyde [Iowa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Iowa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Buena Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Gotham [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gotham
    • Gotham [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Buena Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gotham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gotham
  • Ithaca [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ithaca
    • Ithaca [Richland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Buena Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ithaca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ithaca
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lone Rock [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Rock
      • Lone Rock [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Buena Vista
      • Estimated population in 2019: 835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Rock
    • Neptune [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neptune
      • Neptune [Richland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Buena Vista
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neptune
    • Orion [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
      • Orion [Richland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Buena Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orion
    • Plain [Sauk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain
      • Plain [Sauk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Buena Vista
      • Estimated population in 2019: 766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain
    • Spring Green [Sauk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Green
      • Spring Green [Sauk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Buena Vista
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Green
    • Twin Bluffs [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Bluffs
      • Twin Bluffs [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Buena Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Bluffs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Bluffs

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 Buena Vista. 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 ...
    • Allen Ludden     (Television personality)
      • Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin).
      • Mineral Point is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Buena Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<3>
    • Justin Mentell     (Actor, artist)
      • Actor, artist. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Thursday December 16, 1982 and died in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Monday February 1, 2010 at the age of 27. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Mineral Point is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Buena Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Mentell<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richland Center, which is the Seat of Richland County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Buena Vista to Madison, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,209 miles [9,992.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,956 miles [11,194.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,849 miles [7,803.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Richland County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richland County: www.co.richland.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buena Vista) 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 Buena Vista. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buena Vista

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buena Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2480, Longitude: -90.2548       In this case, the coordinates for Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista 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 316.199 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.534 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.507 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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