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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 Rapids, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Little Rapids 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 Rapids:
    • 44.380268, -88.127325
    • 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 Rapids
  • 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 Rapids ...

We have found three communities that share the name Little Rapids.

Within Wisconsin, the name Little Rapids is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Hamilton County
      • This Little Rapids is located in Hamilton County and lies 656 miles [1,055.7 km]<1> to the east of the Little Rapids that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rapids
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Little Rapids.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Little Rapids lies 1,463 miles [2,354.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Little Rapids that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rapids
    • Ontario
      • This Little Rapids lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Little Rapids that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rapids

Curious and Interesting Names Near Little Rapids ...

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.

  • Apple Creek [Outagamie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Creek
    • Apple Creek [Outagamie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Rapids
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Creek
  • Combined Locks [Outagamie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Combined Locks
    • Combined Locks [Outagamie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Little Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,593 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Combined Locks
  • Duck Creek [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Creek
    • Duck Creek [Brown County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Little Rapids
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duck Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Creek
  • Five Corners [Outagamie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Outagamie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Rapids
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
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    • Forest Junction [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Junction
      • Forest Junction [Calumet County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Little Rapids
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Junction
    • Freedom [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom [Outagamie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Little Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Greenleaf [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenleaf
      • Greenleaf [Brown County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Little Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenleaf
    • Hobart [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobart
      • Hobart [Brown County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Little Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,082 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobart
    • Holland [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Brown County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Little Rapids
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Lark [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lark
      • Lark [Brown County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Little Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lark
    • Little Chute [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Chute
      • Little Chute [Outagamie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Little Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Chute have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Chute
    • Murphy Corner [Outagamie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy Corner
      • Murphy Corner [Outagamie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Little Rapids
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Corner
    • Wayside [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [Brown County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Little Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside

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 Rapids. 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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    • Anthony R. 'Tony' Canadeo     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday May 5, 1919 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Saturday November 29, 2003 at the age of 84. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Little Rapids.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anthony R. 'Tony' Canadeo<3>
    • Earl 'Curly' Lambeau     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Saturday April 9, 1898 and died in Sturgeon Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday June 1, 1965 at the age of 67. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Little Rapids.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl 'Curly' Lambeau<3>
    • Dale Livingston     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Plymouth (Michigan) on Monday March 12, 1945 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Monday January 5, 2009 at the age of 63. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Little Rapids.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dale Livingston<3>
    • John Martinkovic     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hamilton (Ohio) on Monday April 4, 1927 and died in Allouez (Wisconsin) on Thursday February 8, 2018 at the age of 90. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Allouez is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Little Rapids.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Martinkovic<3>
    • Mike Michalske     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday April 24, 1903 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 26, 1983 at the age of 80. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Little Rapids.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Michalske<3>
    • Charles E. Sample     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Monday January 5, 1920 and died in Neenah (Wisconsin) on Tueday May 15, 2001 at the age of 81. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Outagamie County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Little Rapids.
      • Neenah is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Little Rapids.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles E. Sample<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Green Bay, which is the Seat of Brown County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Little Rapids to Green Bay, with an average speed<4> 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 110 miles [177 km] to the southwest (SW). 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 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,079 miles [9,783.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,825 miles [10,983.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,717 miles [7,591.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Brown County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brown County: www.co.brown.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Little Rapids) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Rapids. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3803, Longitude: -88.1273       In this case, the coordinates for Little Rapids 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 Rapids 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 314.731 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.024 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.063 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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