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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 Commonwealth, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Commonwealth 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 Commonwealth:
    • 45.854399, -88.238741
    • 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 Commonwealth
  • 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 Commonwealth ...

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.

  • Aurora [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Florence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Commonwealth
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
  • Fern [Florence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern
    • Fern [Florence County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Commonwealth
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Florence [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Commonwealth
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
  • Hematite [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hematite
    • Hematite [Florence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Commonwealth
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hematite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hematite
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Iron Mountain [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Mountain
      • Iron Mountain [Dickinson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Commonwealth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,309 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iron Mountain<3>
    • Pulp [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulp
      • Pulp [Florence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Commonwealth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulp
    • Ridgetop [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgetop
      • Ridgetop [Florence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Commonwealth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgetop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgetop
    • Skidmore [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skidmore
      • Skidmore [Dickinson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Commonwealth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skidmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skidmore
    • Spread Eagle [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spread Eagle
      • Spread Eagle [Florence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Commonwealth
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spread Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spread Eagle

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 Commonwealth. 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 ...
    • Walter Bernard 'Wally' Hess     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday October 28, 1894 and died in Crystal Falls (Michigan) on Friday August 30, 1963 at the age of 68. He is buried at Mt. Mercy Cemetery (Lake County, Indiana).
      • Crystal Falls is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Commonwealth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Bernard 'Wally' Hess<4>
    • Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Iron Mountain (Michigan) on Sunday March 28, 1909 and died in Lac du Flambeau (Wisconsin) on Friday September 12, 1975 at the age of 66.
      • Iron Mountain is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Commonwealth.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Florence, which is the Seat of Florence County and lies just to the North.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 200 miles [321.9 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Commonwealth to Madison, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 745 miles [1,199 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,011 miles [9,673.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,659 miles [7,497.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Florence County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Florence County: www.florencewisconsin.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Commonwealth) 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 Commonwealth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Commonwealth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Commonwealth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8544, Longitude: -88.2387       In this case, the coordinates for Commonwealth 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Commonwealth 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 314.763 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.272 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.65 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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