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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 Butternut, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Butternut 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 Butternut:
    • 46.013565, -90.497947
    • 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 Butternut
  • 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 Butternut ...

We have found three communities that share the name Butternut.

Within Wisconsin, the name Butternut is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Montcalm County
      • This Butternut is located in Montcalm County and lies 336 miles [540.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Butternut that is located in Ashland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montcalm County community of Butternut.
    • Minnesota
      • Blue Earth County
      • This Butternut is located in Blue Earth County and lies 227 miles [365.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Butternut that is located in Ashland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blue Earth County community of Butternut.
    • Vermont
      • Rutland County
      • This Butternut is located in Rutland County and lies 866 miles [1,393.7 km]<1> to the east of the Butternut that is located in Ashland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutland County community of Butternut.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Butternut ...

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.

  • Clam Lake [Ashland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clam Lake
    • Clam Lake [Ashland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Butternut
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clam Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clam Lake
  • Kaiser [Price County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaiser
    • Kaiser [Price County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Butternut
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaiser have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kennedy [Price County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
    • Kennedy [Price County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Butternut
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
  • Lake [Price County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
    • Lake [Price County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Butternut
    • Estimated population in 2015: 1,106 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Morse [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morse
      • Morse [Ashland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Butternut
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morse
    • Park Falls [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Falls
      • Park Falls [Price County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Butternut
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Falls
    • Peeksville [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peeksville
      • Peeksville [Ashland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Butternut
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peeksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peeksville
    • Petes Landing [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petes Landing
      • Petes Landing [Ashland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Butternut
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petes Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petes Landing

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 Butternut. 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 Butternut 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 village such as Butternut to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ashland, which is the Seat of Ashland County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Butternut to Ashland, 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 just about two full days.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 210 miles [338 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,079 miles [9,783.2 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 4,737 miles [7,623.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Ashland County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ashland County: www.co.ashland.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Butternut) 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 Butternut. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ButternutOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butternut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0136, Longitude: -90.4979       In this case, the coordinates for Butternut 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 Butternut 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 316.333 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.072 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.831 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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