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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 Prairie, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Little Prairie 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 Prairie:
    • 42.838901, -88.538989
    • 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 Prairie
  • 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 Prairie ...

We have found four communities that share the name Little Prairie.

Within Wisconsin, the name Little Prairie is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lee County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Little Prairie [Lee County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Little Prairie lies 1,710 miles [2,752 km]<2> to the northwest of the Little Prairie that is located in Walworth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Prairie
    • Louisiana
      • Ascension Parish
      • This Little Prairie is located in Ascension Parish and lies 874 miles [1,406.6 km]<2> to the south of the Little Prairie that is located in Walworth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Prairie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ascension Parish community of Little Prairie.
    • Missouri
      • Phelps County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Phelps County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phelps County community of Little Prairie.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Prairie ...

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.

  • Bowers [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowers
    • Bowers [Walworth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Little Prairie
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
  • Eagle [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
    • Eagle [Waukesha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Little Prairie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,193 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
  • Eagleville [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
    • Eagleville [Waukesha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Little Prairie
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
  • Elkhorn [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn [Walworth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Little Prairie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,020 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Heart Prairie [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heart Prairie
      • Heart Prairie [Walworth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Little Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heart Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heart Prairie
    • Heath Mills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Mills
      • Heath Mills [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Little Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heath Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Mills
    • Hebron [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Little Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Mayhews [Walworth County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayhews
      • Mayhews [Walworth County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Little Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayhews have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Potter Lake [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter Lake
      • Potter Lake [Walworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Little Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potter Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potter Lake
    • Slabtown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Little Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown

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 Prairie. 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 ...
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Little Prairie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard<4>
    • Ronnie Duman     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Dearborn (Michigan) on Monday December 2, 1929 and died in West Allis (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 9, 1968 at the age of 38. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • West Allis is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Little Prairie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Duman<4>
    • Lynn Fontanne     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Woodford (England) on Tueday December 6, 1887 and died in Genesee Depot (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 10, 1983 at the age of 95. She is buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Genesee Depot is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Little Prairie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Fontanne<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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Little Prairie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan 'Foxy' Fox<4>
    • Ken Keltner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday October 31, 1916 and died in New Berlin (Wisconsin) on Thursday December 12, 1991 at the age of 75. He is buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast of Little Prairie.
      • New Berlin is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Little Prairie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Keltner<4>
    • Alan Kulwicki     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Greenfield (Wisconsin) on Tueday December 14, 1954 and died on Thursday April 1, 1993 at the age of 38. He is buried at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Greenfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Little Prairie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Kulwicki<4>
    • Frederick Charles 'Fred' Merkle     (Major League Baseball)
    • Les Paul     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Waukesha (Wisconsin) on Wednesday June 9, 1915 and died in White Plains (New York) on Wednesday August 12, 2009 at the age of 94. He is buried at Prairie Home Cemetery (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).
      • Waukesha is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Little Prairie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Paul<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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Little Prairie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stevie Ray Vaughan<4>

How Far From Little Prairie to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Prairie to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkhorn, which is the Seat of Walworth County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Little Prairie to Elkhorn, 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 46 miles [74 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,168 miles [9,926.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,911 miles [11,122.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,799 miles [7,723.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Walworth County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Little Prairie. 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>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 Prairie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Little Prairie) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8389, Longitude: -88.5390       In this case, the coordinates for Little Prairie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Prairie 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 315.035 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.15 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.742 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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