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(Florence County)

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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 Long Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Long Lake 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 Long Lake:
    • 45.854126, -88.622623
    • 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 Long Lake
  • 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 Long Lake ...

We have found two communities that share the name Long Lake.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Long Lake.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Long Lake in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Washburn County
      • This Long Lake is located in Washburn County and lies 149 miles [239.8 km]<1> to the west of the Long Lake that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washburn County community of Long Lake.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Hamilton County
      • This Long Lake is located in Hamilton County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<1> to the east of the Long Lake that is located in Florence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Long Lake.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Long Lake ...

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.

  • Alpha [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
    • Alpha [Iron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Long Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpha<3>
  • Fence [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fence
    • Fence [Florence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Long Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fence
  • Fern [Florence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern
    • Fern [Florence County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Long Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Florence [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Florence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Long Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hiawatha Location [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawatha Location
      • Hiawatha Location [Iron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Long Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiawatha Location have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawatha Location
    • Homer Location [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer Location
      • Homer Location [Iron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Long Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer Location have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer Location
    • Iron River [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
      • Iron River [Iron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Long Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,829 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iron River<3>
    • Long Lake [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake [Florence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Long Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Mastodon [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mastodon
      • Mastodon [Iron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Long Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mastodon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mastodon
    • Mineral Hills [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Hills
      • Mineral Hills [Iron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Long Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Hills
    • Ridgetop [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgetop
      • Ridgetop [Florence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Long Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgetop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgetop
    • Rogers Location [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Location
      • Rogers Location [Iron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Long Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Location have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Location

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 Long Lake. 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 ...
    • Walter Bernard 'Wally' Hess     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday October 28, 1894 and died in Crystal Falls (Michigan) on Friday August 30, 1963 at the age of 68. He is buried at Mt. Mercy Cemetery (Lake County, Indiana).
      • Crystal Falls is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Long Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Bernard 'Wally' Hess<4>
    • Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Iron Mountain (Michigan) on Sunday March 28, 1909 and died in Lac du Flambeau (Wisconsin) on Friday September 12, 1975 at the age of 66.
      • Iron Mountain is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Long Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Florence, which is the Seat of Florence County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Long Lake to Florence, with an average speed<5> 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 five to six hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 195 miles [313.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,024 miles [9,694.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,774 miles [10,901.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,673 miles [7,520.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Florence County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Florence County: www.florencewisconsin.com/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Long Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Long Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Long Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8541, Longitude: -88.6226       In this case, the coordinates for Long Lake 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Long Lake 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 315.029 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.572 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.858 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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