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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 Coon Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Coon Valley 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 Coon Valley:
    • 43.701637, -91.010408
    • 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 Coon Valley
  • 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 Coon Valley ...

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.

  • Avalanche [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avalanche
    • Avalanche [Vernon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Coon Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avalanche have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avalanche
  • Bud [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
    • Bud [Vernon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Coon Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
  • Chaseburg [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaseburg
    • Chaseburg [Vernon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Coon Valley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaseburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaseburg
  • Cold Springs [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs [La Crosse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Coon Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Springs
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    • Grand Crossing [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Crossing
      • Grand Crossing [La Crosse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Coon Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Crossing
    • Holiday Heights [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Heights
      • Holiday Heights [La Crosse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Coon Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Heights
    • La Crosse [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Crosse
      • La Crosse [La Crosse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Coon Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crosse
    • Leon [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Coon Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
    • Liberty Pole [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Pole
      • Liberty Pole [Vernon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Coon Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Pole
    • Maple Grove [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [La Crosse County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Coon Valley
      • 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
    • Purdy [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy
      • Purdy [Vernon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Coon Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
    • Rockland [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [La Crosse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Coon Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Romance [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Vernon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Coon Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance

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 Coon Valley. 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 ...
    • John Leckie Ake     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1879/09/20)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1879/09/20. He was born in Altoona (PA) on August 29, 1861 (a Thursday) and died in La Crosse (WI) on May 11, 1887 (a Wednesday) at the age of 25. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (La Crosse County, Wisconsin).
      • La Crosse is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Coon Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leckie Ake<3>
    • Edward 'Big Ed' Konetchy     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nancy Parsons     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Paul (MN) on January 17, 1942 (a Saturday) and died in La Crosse (WI) on January 5, 2001 (a Friday) at the age of 59. She is buried at Viroqua Cemetery (Vernon County, Wisconsin).
      • La Crosse is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Coon Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Parsons<3>
    • Ford Sterling     (Actor)

How Far From Coon Valley 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 village such as Coon Valley to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Viroqua, which is the Seat of Vernon County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Coon Valley to Viroqua, 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 91 miles [146.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,212 miles [9,997.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,961 miles [11,202.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,858 miles [7,818.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Coon Valley) 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 Coon Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coon ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coon Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7016, Longitude: -91.0104       In this case, the coordinates for Coon Valley 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 Coon Valley 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 316.718 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.188 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.776 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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