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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 Lookout, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lookout 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 Lookout:
    • 44.458299, -91.579323
    • 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 Lookout
  • 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 Lookout ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Lookout.

Within Wisconsin, the name Lookout is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Lookout [DeKalb County].
    • Arkansas
      • Arkansas County
      • This Lookout is located in Arkansas County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<2> to the south of the Lookout that is located in Buffalo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lookout
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas County community of Lookout.
    • California
      • Modoc County
      • This Lookout is located in Modoc County and lies 1,505 miles [2,422.1 km]<2> to the west of the Lookout that is located in Buffalo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lookout
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Modoc County community of Lookout.
      • Shasta County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Shasta County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Lookout.
    • Idaho
      • Nez Perce County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Lookout [Nez Perce County].
      • Shoshone 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 Idaho community of Lookout [Shoshone County].
    • Indiana
      • Ripley County
      • This Lookout is located in Ripley County and lies 489 miles [787 km]<2> to the southeast of the Lookout that is located in Buffalo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lookout
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ripley County community of Lookout.
    • Kansas
      • McPherson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Lookout [McPherson County].
      • Smith County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Smith County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Lookout.
    • Kentucky
      • Pike County
      • This Lookout is located in Pike County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<2> to the southeast of the Lookout that is located in Buffalo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lookout
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Lookout.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Helena Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Lookout [Saint Helena Parish].
      • Saint Tammany Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Lookout [Saint Tammany Parish].
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Lookout [Knox County].
    • Missouri
      • Pettis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Lookout [Pettis County].
    • Montana
      • Mineral County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Lookout [Mineral County].
    • Nevada
      • Ormsby County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Ormsby County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ormsby County community of Lookout.
    • New Mexico
      • Eddy 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 New Mexico community of Lookout [Eddy County].
    • North Carolina
      • Anson 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 North Carolina community of Lookout [Anson County].
    • Ohio
      • Champaign County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Champaign County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Lookout.
    • Oklahoma
      • Woods County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Lookout [Woods County].
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Lookout [Lane County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Lookout [Luzerne County].
      • Wayne 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 Pennsylvania community of Lookout [Wayne County].
    • South Dakota
      • Pennington County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Pennington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pennington County community of Lookout.
    • Washington
      • Skagit County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Lookout [Skagit County].
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Lookout is located in Fayette County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<2> to the southeast of the Lookout that is located in Buffalo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lookout
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Lookout.
    • Wyoming
      • Albany County
      • This Lookout is located in Albany County and lies 741 miles [1,192.5 km]<2> to the west of the Lookout that is located in Buffalo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lookout
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of Lookout.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lookout ...

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.

  • Anchorage [Buffalo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anchorage
    • Anchorage [Buffalo County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Lookout
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anchorage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Coral City [Trempealeau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral City
    • Coral City [Trempealeau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Lookout
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coral City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coral City
  • Cream [Buffalo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cream
    • Cream [Buffalo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Lookout
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cream have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cream
  • Dewey Corners [Trempealeau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey Corners
    • Dewey Corners [Trempealeau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Lookout
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey Corners
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    • Elk Creek [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Creek
      • Elk Creek [Trempealeau County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Creek
    • Independence [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Trempealeau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Montana [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montana
      • Montana [Buffalo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montana
    • New City [Trempealeau County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New City
      • New City [Trempealeau County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oak Grove [Eau Claire County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Eau Claire County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasantville [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Trempealeau County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
    • Tell [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tell
      • Tell [Buffalo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tell

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 Lookout. 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 ...
    • Paul Robert Giel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Winona (Minnesota) on Thursday September 29, 1932 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Wednesday May 22, 2002 at the age of 69. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Winona is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Lookout.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Robert Giel<5>
    • Nicholas Ray     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Galesville (Wisconsin) on Monday August 7, 1911 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday June 16, 1979 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (La Crosse County, Wisconsin).
      • Galesville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Lookout.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas Ray<5>

How Far From Lookout to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Lookout to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Alma, which is the Seat of Buffalo County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lookout to Alma, 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 144 miles [231.7 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,193 miles [9,966.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,945 miles [11,176.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,846 miles [7,798.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Buffalo County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buffalo County: www.buffalocounty.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Lookout 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Lookout) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lookout. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4583, Longitude: -91.5793       In this case, the coordinates for Lookout have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Lookout, 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 Lookout 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 317.111 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.74 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.87 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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