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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 Lindsey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lindsey 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 Lindsey:
    • 44.555836, -90.299989
    • 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 Lindsey
  • 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 Lindsey ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Lindsey.

Within Wisconsin, the name Lindsey is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Barbour County
      • This Lindsey is located in Barbour County and lies 921 miles [1,482.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Lindsey that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Lindsey.
    • Arkansas
      • Lawrence County
      • This Lindsey is located in Lawrence County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the south of the Lindsey that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Lindsey.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Lindsey is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Lindsey that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Lindsey.
    • Georgia
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Lindsey [Washington County].
      • Wilkinson County
      • This Lindsey is located in Wilkinson County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Lindsey that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkinson County community of Lindsey.
    • Kansas
      • Ottawa County
      • This Lindsey is located in Ottawa County and lies 534 miles [859.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Lindsey that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Lindsey.
    • Ohio
      • Sandusky County
      • This Lindsey is located in Sandusky County and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lindsey that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sandusky County community of Lindsey.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Lindsey [Jefferson County].
    • West Virginia
      • Mingo County
      • This Lindsey is located in Mingo County and lies 647 miles [1,041.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Lindsey that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsey
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mingo County community of Lindsey.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lindsey ...

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.

  • Chili [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chili
    • Chili [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lindsey
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chili
  • Christie [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christie
    • Christie [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lindsey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christie
  • Globe [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
    • Globe [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Lindsey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Globe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
  • Little Rose [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Rose
    • Little Rose [Marathon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Lindsey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rose
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Loyal [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loyal
      • Loyal [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lindsey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loyal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loyal
    • Lynn [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Lindsey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Pray [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pray
      • Pray [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lindsey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pray
    • Sherry [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherry
      • Sherry [Wood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Lindsey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherry
    • Shortville [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shortville
      • Shortville [Clark County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Lindsey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shortville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shortville

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 Lindsey. 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 ...
    • Woodrow Wilson Rawls     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at the age of 71.
      • Marshfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Lindsey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<5>

How Far From Lindsey to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wisconsin Rapids, which is the Seat of Wood County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lindsey to Wisconsin Rapids, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,895 miles [11,096.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,793 miles [7,713.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lindsey) 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 Lindsey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lindsey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lindsey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5558, Longitude: -90.3000    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Lindsey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Lindsey 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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Lindsey to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.221 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.741 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.159 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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