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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 Falls, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Little Falls 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 Falls:
    • 44.103574, -90.870693
    • 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 Falls
  • 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 Falls ...

We have found one communities that share the name Little Falls.

Within Wisconsin, the name Little Falls is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Little Falls in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Herkimer County
      • This Little Falls is located in Herkimer County and lies 801 miles [1,289.1 km]<1> to the east of the Little Falls that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Little Falls.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Falls ...

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.

  • Burns [La Crosse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
    • Burns [La Crosse County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Little Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
  • Cataract [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cataract
    • Cataract [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Little Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cataract have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cataract
  • Disco [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Disco
    • Disco [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Disco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Disco
  • Farmers Valley [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmers Valley
    • Farmers Valley [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Little Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmers Valley
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    • Four Corners [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
      • Four Corners [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Little Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
    • Franklin [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Little Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Lees Crossing [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Crossing
      • Lees Crossing [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Little Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Crossing
    • Leon [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Little Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
    • Lynxville [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynxville
      • Lynxville [Crawford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynxville
    • Rockland [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [La Crosse County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Little Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 676 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Shamrock [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamrock
      • Shamrock [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Little Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shamrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamrock
    • Stevenstown [La Crosse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevenstown
      • Stevenstown [La Crosse County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Little Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevenstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevenstown

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 Falls. 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 ...
    • Philip 'Phil' Haugstad     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Black River Falls (Wisconsin) on Sunday March 23, 1924 and died in Black River Falls (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 21, 1998 at the age of 74. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Jackson County, Wisconsin).
      • Black River Falls is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Little Falls.
      • Black River Falls is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Little Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip 'Phil' Haugstad<3>
    • Edward 'Big Ed' Konetchy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in La Crosse (Wisconsin) on Thursday September 3, 1885 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Tueday May 27, 1947 at the age of 61. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas).
      • La Crosse is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Little Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward 'Big Ed' Konetchy<3>
    • Nancy Parsons     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Saturday January 17, 1942 and died in La Crosse (Wisconsin) on Friday January 5, 2001 at the age of 59. She is buried at Viroqua Cemetery (Vernon County, Wisconsin).
      • La Crosse is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Little Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Parsons<3>
    • Nicholas Ray     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Galesville (Wisconsin) on Monday August 7, 1911 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday June 16, 1979 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (La Crosse County, Wisconsin).
      • Galesville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Little Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas Ray<3>
    • Ford Sterling     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in La Crosse (Wisconsin) on Friday November 3, 1882 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday October 13, 1939 at the age of 56. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • La Crosse is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Little Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ford Sterling<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sparta, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Little Falls to Sparta, with an average speed<4> 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 102 miles [164.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,187 miles [9,957 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,937 miles [11,164 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,835 miles [7,781.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Monroe County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Little Falls) 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 Little Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Little Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1036, Longitude: -90.8707       In this case, the coordinates for Little Falls 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>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 Little Falls 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 316.62 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.132 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.591 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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