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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 Longwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Longwood 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 Longwood:
    • 44.904411, -90.608470
    • 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 Longwood
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Longwood ...

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.

  • Christie [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christie
    • Christie [Clark County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Longwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christie
  • Clark [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Longwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
  • Globe [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
    • Globe [Clark County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Longwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Globe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
  • Greenwood [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Longwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 998 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
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    • Hemlock [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemlock
      • Hemlock [Clark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Longwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemlock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
    • Junction [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
      • Junction [Clark County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Longwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction
    • Longwood [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
      • Longwood [Clark County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Longwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
    • Loyal [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loyal
      • Loyal [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Longwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loyal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loyal
    • Stanley [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Chippewa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Longwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,711 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
    • Unity [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity
      • Unity [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Longwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity

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 Longwood. 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 ...
    • Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Medford (Wisconsin) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Redlands (California) on Sunday January 20, 2008 at the age of 98. She is buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California).
      • Medford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Longwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier<3>
    • Woodrow Wilson Rawls     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at the age of 71.
      • Marshfield is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Longwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Neillsville, which is the Seat of Clark County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Longwood to Neillsville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 809 miles [1,302 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 6,138 miles [9,878.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,889 miles [11,086.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,790 miles [7,708.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Clark County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.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- Longwood) 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 Longwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Longwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Longwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9044, Longitude: -90.6085       In this case, the coordinates for Longwood 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 Longwood 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 316.431 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.028 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.222 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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