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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 Chilton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Chilton and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Chilton:
    • 44.029436, -88.164545
    • 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 Chilton
  • 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 Chilton ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Chilton.

Within Wisconsin, the name Chilton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Chilton 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 Alabama community of Chilton [Chilton County].
      • Clarke County
      • This Chilton is located in Clarke County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<2> to the south of the Chilton that is located in Calumet County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Chilton.
    • Kansas
      • Johnson 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 Chilton [Johnson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Casey County
      • This Chilton is located in Casey County and lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Chilton that is located in Calumet County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Casey County community of Chilton.
    • Missouri
      • Carter County
      • This Chilton is located in Carter County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Chilton that is located in Calumet County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Chilton.
      • Wayne County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Chilton [Wayne County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Chilton #
      • 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 Oklahoma community of Chilton.
    • Texas
      • Falls County
      • This Chilton is located in Falls County and lies 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Chilton that is located in Calumet County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Falls County community of Chilton.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Chilton [Kanawha County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chilton ...

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.

  • Brothertown [Calumet County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brothertown
    • Brothertown [Calumet County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Chilton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brothertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brothertown
  • Gravesville [Calumet County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravesville
    • Gravesville [Calumet County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Chilton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravesville
  • High Cliff [Calumet County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Cliff
    • High Cliff [Calumet County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Chilton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Maple Heights [Calumet County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Heights
    • Maple Heights [Calumet County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Chilton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Heights
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    • Marytown [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marytown
      • Marytown [Fond du Lac County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Chilton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marytown
    • Pipe [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipe
      • Pipe [Fond du Lac County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Chilton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipe
    • Potter [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter
      • Potter [Calumet County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Chilton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter
    • Rockaway Beach [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockaway Beach
      • Rockaway Beach [Calumet County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Chilton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockaway Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockaway Beach
    • Rockville [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Manitowoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Chilton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Sunset Beach [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach [Calumet County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Chilton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach

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 Chilton. 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.

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    • Frank Behrens     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Sheboygan (WI) on February 15, 1919 (a Saturday) and died in Brooklyn (NY) on December 15, 1986 (a Monday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Sheboygan is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Chilton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Behrens<5>
    • Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Janet Ertel     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Sheboygan (WI) on September 21, 1913 (a Sunday) and died in Sheboygan (WI) on November 22, 1988 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. She is buried at Wildwood Cemetery (Sheboygan County, Wisconsin).
      • Sheboygan is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Chilton.
      • Sheboygan is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Chilton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janet Ertel<5>
    • Jackie Mason     (Comedian, actor)
      • Born: Yacov Moshe Maza
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Sheboygan (WI) on June 9, 1928 (a Saturday) and died on July 24, 2021 (a Saturday) at the age of 93. We don't have any burial details.
      • Sheboygan is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Chilton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Mason<5>
    • Mike Melvoin     (Musician)
    • 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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the north of Chilton.
      • Neenah is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Chilton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles E. Sample<5>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Chilton.
      • Oshkosh is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Chilton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Washburn<5>
    • John Weldon Wyckoff     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on February 19, 1893 (a Sunday) and died in Sheboygan Falls (WI) on May 8, 1961 (a Monday) at the age of 68.
      • Sheboygan Falls is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Chilton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Weldon Wyckoff<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 90 miles [144.8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Chilton to Madison, with an average speed<6>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 6 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 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,097 miles [9,812.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,842 miles [11,011.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,733 miles [7,617 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calumet County: www.co.calumet.wi.us/

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 Chilton 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chilton) 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 Chilton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChiltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chilton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0294, Longitude: -88.1645       In this case, the coordinates for Chilton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Chilton, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Chilton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.764 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.012 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.192 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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