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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 Lake Five, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lake Five 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 Lake Five:
    • 43.192498, -88.271646
    • 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 Lake Five
  • 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 Lake Five ...

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.

  • Cedar Creek [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Lake Five
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
  • Fussville [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fussville
    • Fussville [Waukesha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Lake Five
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fussville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fussville
  • Hartland [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
    • Hartland [Waukesha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Five
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,338 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
  • Marcy [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcy
    • Marcy [Waukesha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake Five
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcy
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    • Meeker [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeker
      • Meeker [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake Five
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeker
    • Pike Lake [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Lake
      • Pike Lake [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake Five
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Lake
    • Rockfield [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockfield
      • Rockfield [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake Five
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockfield
    • Rugby Junction [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rugby Junction
      • Rugby Junction [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Lake Five
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rugby Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rugby Junction
    • Victory Center [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory Center
      • Victory Center [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Lake Five
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory Center
    • Willow Creek [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Creek
      • Willow Creek [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Lake Five
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Creek
    • Willow Springs [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Springs
      • Willow Springs [Waukesha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake Five
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Springs

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 Lake Five. 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 ...
    • Digby Bell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) on November 8, 1849 (a Thursday) and died in New York (NY) on June 20, 1917 (a Wednesday) at the age of 67. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Milwaukee is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lake Five.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Digby Bell<3>
    • Lamont Bentley     (Actor)
    • Pamela Owen Britton     (Actress)
    • Ray 'Crash' Corrigan     (Actor)
    • Amos Cross     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1885/04/22:1887/10/08)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1885/04/22:1887/10/08. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) in February 1860 and died in Cleveland (OH) on July 16, 1888 (a Monday). He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lake Five.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos Cross<3>
    • Amos C. Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) on February 8, 1860 (a Wednesday) and died in Cleveland (OH) on July 6, 1888 (a Friday) at the age of 28. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lake Five.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos C. Cross<3>
    • Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross     (Major League Baseball)
    • Ronnie Duman     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Dearborn (MI) on December 2, 1929 (a Monday) and died in West Allis (WI) on June 9, 1968 (a Sunday) at the age of 38. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • West Allis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Lake Five.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Duman<3>
    • Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) on June 21, 1901 (a Friday) and died in Milwaukee (WI) on January 15, 1957 (a Tueday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lake Five.
      • Milwaukee is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lake Five.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.<3>
    • Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian     (Race car driver)
    • Oscar 'Happy' Felsch     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) on August 22, 1891 (a Saturday) and died in Milwaukee (WI) on August 17, 1964 (a Monday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lake Five.
      • Milwaukee is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lake Five.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar 'Happy' Felsch<3>
    • Lynn Fontanne     (Actress)
      • Born: Lillie Louise Fontanne
      • Actress. She was born in Woodford (England) on December 6, 1887 (a Tueday) and died in Genesee Depot (WI) on July 10, 1983 (a Sunday) at the age of 95. She is buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Genesee Depot is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Lake Five.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Fontanne<3>
    • Fabian Gaffke     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (WI) on August 5, 1913 (a Tueday) and died in Milwaukee (WI) on February 8, 1992 (a Saturday) at the age of 78. He is buried at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lake Five.
      • Milwaukee is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lake Five.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fabian Gaffke<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • West Bend, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lake Five to West Bend, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,142 miles [9,884.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,885 miles [11,080.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,773 miles [7,681.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Washington County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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 '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- Lake Five) 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 Lake Five. 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 Lake FiveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Five. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1925, Longitude: -88.2716    
<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 Lake Five 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 314.851 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.991 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.501 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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