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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 Linn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Linn 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 Linn:
    • 42.538906, -88.481765
    • 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 Linn
  • 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 Linn ...

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.

  • Big Foot Prairie [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Foot Prairie
    • Big Foot Prairie [McHenry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Linn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Foot Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Foot Prairie
  • Bowers [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowers
    • Bowers [Walworth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Linn
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
  • Elkhorn [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn [Walworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Linn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Harvard [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
    • Harvard [McHenry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Linn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,060 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvard<3>
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    • Hebron [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [McHenry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Linn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<3>
    • Inlet [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inlet
      • Inlet [Walworth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inlet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inlet
    • Lake Lawn [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lawn
      • Lake Lawn [Walworth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lawn
    • Lyons [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Walworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
    • Powers Lake [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers Lake
      • Powers Lake [Kenosha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers Lake
    • Shady Side [Walworth County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Side
      • Shady Side [Walworth County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Side have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Slades Corners [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slades Corners
      • Slades Corners [Kenosha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slades Corners

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 Linn. 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.

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    • Edward Emerson Barnard     (Astronomer)
      • Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Williams Bay is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Linn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard<4>
    • Nick Etten     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Spring Grove (Illinois) on Friday September 19, 1913 and died in Hinsdale (Illinois) on Thursday October 18, 1990 at the age of 77. He is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Spring Grove is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Linn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Etten<4>
    • Stan 'Foxy' Fox     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Janesville (Wisconsin) on Monday July 7, 1952 and died in Manawatu-Wanganui (New Zealand) on Monday December 18, 2000 at the age of 48. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Rock County, Wisconsin).
      • Janesville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Linn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan 'Foxy' Fox<4>
    • Fred William 'Fritz' Schulte     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Belvidere (Illinois) on Sunday January 13, 1901 and died in Belvidere (Illinois) on Friday May 20, 1983 at the age of 82. He is buried at Belvidere Cemetery (Boone County, Illinois).
      • Belvidere is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Linn.
      • Belvidere is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Linn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred William 'Fritz' Schulte<4>
    • Jane Sherman     (Dancer, author)
      • Dancer, author. She was born in Beloit (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 14, 1908 and died in Englewood (New Jersey) on Tueday March 16, 2010 at the age of 101. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Beloit is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Linn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Sherman<4>
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Dallas (Texas) on Sunday October 3, 1954 and died in East Troy (Wisconsin) on Monday August 27, 1990 at the age of 35. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • East Troy is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Linn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stevie Ray Vaughan<4>

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

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

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    • Elkhorn, which is the Seat of Walworth County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Linn to Elkhorn, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 59 miles [95 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,181 miles [9,947.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,923 miles [11,141.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,810 miles [7,740.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Walworth County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walworth County: www.co.walworth.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- Linn) 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 Linn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Linn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5389, Longitude: -88.4818       In this case, the coordinates for Linn 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Linn 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 314.999 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.067 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.80 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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