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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 Loreta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Loreta 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 Loreta:
    • 43.345542, -90.107347
    • 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 Loreta
  • 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 Loreta ...

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.

  • Bear Valley [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Valley
    • Bear Valley [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Loreta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Valley
  • Black Hawk [Sauk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Hawk
    • Black Hawk [Sauk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Loreta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hawk
  • Gotham [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gotham
    • Gotham [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Loreta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gotham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gotham
  • Helena [Iowa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
    • Helena [Iowa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Loreta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
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    • Hill Point [Sauk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Point
      • Hill Point [Sauk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Loreta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Point
    • Ithaca [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ithaca
      • Ithaca [Richland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Loreta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ithaca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ithaca
    • Lime Ridge [Sauk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Ridge
      • Lime Ridge [Sauk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Loreta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Ridge
    • Lone Rock [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Rock
      • Lone Rock [Richland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Loreta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Rock
    • Neptune [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neptune
      • Neptune [Richland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Loreta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neptune
    • Plain [Sauk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain
      • Plain [Sauk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Loreta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain
    • Spring Green [Sauk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Green
      • Spring Green [Sauk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Loreta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Green
    • Twin Bluffs [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Bluffs
      • Twin Bluffs [Richland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Loreta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Bluffs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Bluffs

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 Loreta. 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 ...
    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Wisconsin Dells is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Loreta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<3>
    • Dr. William David Sansum     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Baraboo (Wisconsin) on Saturday September 25, 1880 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Monday January 5, 1948 at the age of 67. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Baraboo is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Loreta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. William David Sansum<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Baraboo, which is the Seat of Sauk County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Loreta to Baraboo, with an average speed<4> 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 most of a day.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,199 miles [9,976.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,946 miles [11,178.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,839 miles [7,787.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sauk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sauk County: www.co.sauk.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- Loreta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loreta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3455, Longitude: -90.1073       In this case, the coordinates for Loreta 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 Loreta 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 316.098 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.432 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.403 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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