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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 Loretta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Loretta 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 Loretta:
    • 45.885514, -90.852943
    • 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 Loretta
  • 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 Loretta ...

We have found four communities that share the name Loretta.

Within Wisconsin, the name Loretta is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Rush County
      • This Loretta is located in Rush County and lies 655 miles [1,054.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Loretta that is located in Sawyer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loretta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of Loretta.
    • Louisiana
      • Calcasieu Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Loretta [Calcasieu Parish].
    • New Mexico
      • Colfax County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Colfax County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colfax County community of Loretta.
    • South Dakota
      • Bon Homme 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 Dakota community of Loretta [Bon Homme County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Loretta ...

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.

  • Butternut [Ashland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butternut
    • Butternut [Ashland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Loretta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 355 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut
  • Clam Lake [Ashland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clam Lake
    • Clam Lake [Ashland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Loretta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clam Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clam Lake
  • Hay Stack Corner [Sawyer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Stack Corner
    • Hay Stack Corner [Sawyer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Loretta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay Stack Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Stack Corner
  • Kaiser [Price County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaiser
    • Kaiser [Price County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Loretta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaiser have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Kennedy [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Price County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Loretta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Lake [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Price County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Loretta
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
    • Park Falls [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Falls
      • Park Falls [Price County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Loretta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,230 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Falls
    • Winter [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter
      • Winter [Sawyer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Loretta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 300 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hayward, which is the Seat of Sawyer County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Loretta to Hayward, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 206 miles [331.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,097 miles [9,812.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,850 miles [11,024 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,756 miles [7,654 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sawyer County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sawyer County: www.sawyercountygov.org/

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- Loretta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loretta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8855, Longitude: -90.8529       In this case, the coordinates for Loretta 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 Loretta 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 Loretta, 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>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 Loretta 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 316.586 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.34 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.065 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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