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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 Green Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Green Lake 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 Green Lake:
    • 43.842759, -88.955947
    • 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 Green Lake
  • 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 Green Lake ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Green Lake.

Within Wisconsin, the name Green Lake is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, eight are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Green Lake lies 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Green Lake that is located in Green Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
    • Maine
      • Hancock County
      • This Green Lake is located in Hancock County and lies 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km]<1> to the east of the Green Lake that is located in Green Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Green Lake.
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • This Green Lake is located in Allegan County and lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Green Lake that is located in Green Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegan County community of Green Lake.
      • Grand Traverse County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Green Lake [Grand Traverse County].
    • Minnesota
      • Kandiyohi County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Green Lake [Kandiyohi County].
    • New Jersey
      • Morris County
      • This Green Lake is located in Morris County and lies 762 miles [1,226.3 km]<1> to the east of the Green Lake that is located in Green Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Green Lake.
    • Ontario
      • This Green Lake lies 593 miles [954.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Green Lake that is located in Green Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Green Lake lies 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Green Lake that is located in Green Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
    • Texas
      • Calhoun County
      • This Green Lake is located in Calhoun County and lies 1,142 miles [1,837.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Green Lake that is located in Green Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Green Lake.
    • Utah
      • Daggett County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Green Lake [Daggett County].
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Green Lake is located in King County and lies 1,616 miles [2,600.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Green Lake that is located in Green Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Green Lake.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Green Lake ...

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.

  • Berlin [Green Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [Green Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Green Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,383 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
  • Fairwater [Fond du Lac County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairwater
    • Fairwater [Fond du Lac County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Green Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairwater
  • Green Lake Station [Green Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lake Station
    • Green Lake Station [Green Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Green Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Lake Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake Station
  • Indian Hills [Green Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
    • Indian Hills [Green Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Green Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Pleasant Point [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Point
      • Pleasant Point [Green Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Green Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Point
    • Rush Lake [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Lake
      • Rush Lake [Winnebago County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Green Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rush Lake
    • Sandstone Bluff [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandstone Bluff
      • Sandstone Bluff [Green Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Green Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandstone Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandstone Bluff
    • Spring Grove [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Green Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Green Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove

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 Green Lake. 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 ...
    • Carrie Chapman Catt     (Social reformer)
    • Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Mike Melvoin     (Musician)
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Green Lake.
      • Oshkosh is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Green Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Washburn<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Green Lake to Madison, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 704 miles [1,133 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,134 miles [9,871.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,880 miles [11,072.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,772 miles [7,679.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Green Lake County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Green Lake County: www.co.green-lake.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 from Point A (ie- Green Lake) 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 Green Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Green LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8428, Longitude: -88.9559       In this case, the coordinates for Green Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Green Lake 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.
<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>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 Green Lake 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 315.307 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.601 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.661 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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