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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 Gagen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gagen 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 Gagen:
    • 45.662339, -89.137942
    • 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 Gagen
  • 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 Gagen ...

We have found one communities that share the name Gagen.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Gagen.

Beyond Wisconsin.

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Forest 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 Wisconsin community of Gagen [Forest County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gagen ...

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.

  • Clearwater Lake [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater Lake
    • Clearwater Lake [Oneida County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Gagen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearwater Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearwater Lake
  • Enterprise [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Oneida County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Gagen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Jennings [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
    • Jennings [Oneida County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Gagen
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
  • Mole Lake [Forest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mole Lake
    • Mole Lake [Forest County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Gagen
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mole Lake
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pelican Lake [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelican Lake
      • Pelican Lake [Oneida County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Gagen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelican Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelican Lake
    • Pratt Junction [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt Junction
      • Pratt Junction [Oneida County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Gagen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt Junction
    • Rhinelander [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhinelander
      • Rhinelander [Oneida County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Gagen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhinelander
    • Starks [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starks
      • Starks [Oneida County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Gagen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starks
    • Sugar Camp [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Camp
      • Sugar Camp [Oneida County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Gagen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Camp
    • Three Lakes [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Lakes
      • Three Lakes [Oneida County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Gagen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Lakes

How Far From Gagen to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Gagen to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rhinelander, which is the Seat of Oneida County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Gagen to Rhinelander, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 773 miles [1,244 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,051 miles [9,738.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,801 miles [10,945.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,701 miles [7,565.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oneida County: www.co.oneida.wi.gov/

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Gagen 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gagen) 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 Gagen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GagenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gagen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6623, Longitude: -89.1379       In this case, the coordinates for Gagen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 Gagen 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 315.393 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.957 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.199 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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