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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 Little Chicago, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Little Chicago 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 Little Chicago:
    • 45.047190, -89.844295
    • 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 Little Chicago
  • 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 Little Chicago ...

We have found six communities that share the name Little Chicago.

Within Wisconsin, the name Little Chicago is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these six communities, five are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Minnesota
      • Rice County
      • This Little Chicago is located in Rice County and lies 174 miles [280 km]<1> to the west of the Little Chicago that is located in Marathon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Chicago
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rice County community of Little Chicago.
    • Montana
      • Cascade 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 Montana community of Little Chicago [Cascade County].
    • Northwest Territories
      • This Little Chicago lies 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Little Chicago that is located in Marathon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Chicago
    • Ohio
      • Pickaway County
      • This Little Chicago is located in Pickaway County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Little Chicago that is located in Marathon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Chicago
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickaway County community of Little Chicago.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Greene County
      • This Little Chicago is located in Greene County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Little Chicago that is located in Marathon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Chicago
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Little Chicago.
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Little Chicago is located in Spartanburg County and lies 798 miles [1,284.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Little Chicago that is located in Marathon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Chicago
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Little Chicago.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Chicago ...

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.

  • Edgar [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar
    • Edgar [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Little Chicago
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,442 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgar
  • Granite Heights [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Heights
    • Granite Heights [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Little Chicago
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Heights
  • Marathon City [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marathon City
    • Marathon City [Marathon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Little Chicago
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marathon City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marathon City
  • Merrill [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
    • Merrill [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Chicago
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,048 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Pine River [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine River
      • Pine River [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine River
    • Rib Falls [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rib Falls
      • Rib Falls [Marathon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Little Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rib Falls
    • Rib Mountain [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rib Mountain
      • Rib Mountain [Marathon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Little Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rib Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rib Mountain
    • Schnappsville [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schnappsville
      • Schnappsville [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Little Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schnappsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schnappsville

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 Little Chicago. 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 ...
    • Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Medford (Wisconsin) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Redlands (California) on Sunday January 20, 2008 at the age of 98. She is buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California).
      • Medford is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Little Chicago.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wausau, which is the Seat of Marathon County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Little Chicago to Wausau, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 781 miles [1,256.9 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,105 miles [9,825 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,855 miles [11,032.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,754 miles [7,650.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Marathon County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marathon County: www.co.marathon.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Little Chicago) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Chicago. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0472, Longitude: -89.8443       In this case, the coordinates for Little Chicago have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Little Chicago, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Little Chicago 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 315.898 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.442 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.769 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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