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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 London, we use the following websites to find information relevant to London 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 London:
    • 43.047778, -89.012888
    • 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 London
  • 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 London ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name London.

Within Wisconsin, the name London is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 26 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of London, we know of eight communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Conecuh County
      • This London is located in Conecuh County and lies 818 miles [1,316.4 km]<1> to the south of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Conecuh County community of London.
      • Marengo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of London [Marengo County].
      • Montgomery County
      • This London is located in Montgomery County and lies 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the south southeast of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of London.
      • Saint Clair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of London [Saint Clair County].
    • Arkansas
      • Pope County
      • This London is located in Pope County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of London.
    • California
      • Tulare County
      • This London is located in Tulare County and lies 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km]<1> to the west of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of London.
    • Colorado
      • Park County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of London [Park County].
    • Indiana
      • Shelby County
      • This London is located in Shelby County and lies 285 miles [458.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of London.
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of London [Sumner County].
    • Kentucky
      • Laurel County
      • This London is located in Laurel County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laurel County community of London.
    • Michigan
      • Monroe County
      • This London is located in Monroe County and lies 283 miles [455.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of London.
    • Minnesota
      • Freeborn County
      • This London is located in Freeborn County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<1> to the west of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Freeborn County community of London.
      • Lake County
      • This London is located in Lake County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km] to the north northwest of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of London.
      • Saint Louis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of London [Saint Louis County].
    • Missouri
      • Atchison County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of London [Atchison County].
    • Nebraska
      • Nemaha County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nemaha County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nemaha County community of London.
    • Ohio
      • Darke County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Darke County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darke County community of London.
      • Madison County
      • This London is located in Madison County and lies 361 miles [581 km]<1> to the southeast of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of London.
      • Richland County
      • This London is located in Richland County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km] to the east southeast of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of London.
    • Ontario
      • This London lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<1> to the east of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This London is located in Lane County and lies 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of London.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Mercer County
      • This London is located in Mercer County and lies 472 miles [759.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of London.
    • South Carolina
      • York County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of London [York County].
    • Tennessee
      • Cocke County
      • This London is located in Cocke County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cocke County community of London.
    • Texas
      • Kimble County
      • This London is located in Kimble County and lies 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kimble County community of London.
      • Rusk County
      • This London is located in Rusk County and lies 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the south southwest of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rusk County community of London.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This London is located in Kanawha County and lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the London that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of London.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Belize
      • Distance: 1,730 miles [2,784.2 km]<1> to the south
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • England
      • Distance: 3,943 miles [6,345.6 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Equatorial Guinea
      • Distance: 6,550 miles [10,541.2 km]<1> to the east
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Finland
      • Distance: 4,179 miles [6,725.4 km]<1> to the north northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Kiribati
      • Distance: 5,043 miles [8,115.9 km]<1> to the west southwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Nigeria
      • Distance: 6,185 miles [9,953.8 km]<1> to the east
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • South Africa
      • - Limpopo
      • Distance: 8,852 miles [14,245.9 km]<1> to the east
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • - Mpumalnga
      • Distance: 8,842 miles [14,229.8 km] to the east
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London

Curious and Interesting Names Near London ...

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.

  • Breezy Knoll [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breezy Knoll
    • Breezy Knoll [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of London
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breezy Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breezy Knoll
  • Cottage Grove [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
    • Cottage Grove [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of London
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,143 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
  • Deansville [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deansville
    • Deansville [Dane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of London
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deansville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deansville
  • Door Creek [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Door Creek
    • Door Creek [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of London
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Door Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Door Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hillside [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of London
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Hoopers Mill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoopers Mill
      • Hoopers Mill [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of London
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoopers Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoopers Mill
    • Lake Mills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mills
      • Lake Mills [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of London
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Marshall [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Dane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of London
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Pierceville [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierceville
      • Pierceville [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of London
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierceville
    • Rockdale [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Dane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of London
      • Estimated population in 2019: 216 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale

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 London. 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 ...
    • Charles Sydney Ainsworth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Manchester (England) on Sunday December 21, 1873 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday May 21, 1922 at the age of 48. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of London.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Sydney Ainsworth<5>
    • Eugene Matthew Brabender     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of London.
      • Madison is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of London.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<5>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19.
      • Madison is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of London.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<5>
    • John Steuart Curry     (Painter, muralist)
    • Kenneth Sydney Davis     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at the age of 86.
      • Madison is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of London.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis<5>
    • Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at the age of 33.
      • Madison is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of London.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of London.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan 'Foxy' Fox<5>
    • Gale Herbert Gillingham     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday February 3, 1944 and died in Little Falls (Minnesota) on Thursday October 20, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Morrison County, Minnesota).
      • Madison is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of London.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gale Herbert Gillingham<5>
    • Frederick Charles 'Fred' Merkle     (Major League Baseball)
    • Charles 'Kid' Nichols     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Tueday September 14, 1869 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Saturday April 11, 1953 at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Madison is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of London.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Kid' Nichols<5>
    • William Conrad Styles Severson     (Sculptor)
    • Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Fitchburg is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of London.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<5>
    • Robert James 'Red' Wilson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 7, 1929 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday August 8, 2014 at the age of 85. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of London.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert James 'Red' Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the Seat of Dane County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from London to Madison, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 686 miles [1,104 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,175 miles [9,937.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,919 miles [11,135.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,809 miles [7,739.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- London) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in London. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0478, Longitude: -89.0129       In this case, the coordinates for London have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that London could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 London, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 London to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.354 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.543 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.923 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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