RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Louisburg, Wisconsin

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WI
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Louisburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Louisburg 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 Louisburg:
    • 42.579166, -90.555684
    • 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 Louisburg
  • 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 Louisburg ...

We have found five communities that share the name Louisburg.

Within Wisconsin, the name Louisburg is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Miami County
      • This Louisburg is located in Miami County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Louisburg that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami County community of Louisburg.
      • Montgomery 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 Kansas community of Louisburg [Montgomery County].
    • Minnesota
      • Lac qui Parle County
      • This Louisburg is located in Lac qui Parle County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Louisburg that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lac qui Parle County community of Louisburg.
    • Missouri
      • Dallas County
      • This Louisburg is located in Dallas County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Louisburg that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Louisburg.
    • North Carolina
      • Franklin County
      • This Louisburg is located in Franklin County and lies 791 miles [1,273 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Louisburg that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Louisburg.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Louisburg ...

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.

  • Bigpatch [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bigpatch
    • Bigpatch [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Louisburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bigpatch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bigpatch
  • Cuba City [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba City
    • Cuba City [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Louisburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,029 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba City
  • Dickeyville [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickeyville
    • Dickeyville [Grant County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Louisburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,024 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickeyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickeyville
  • Eagle Point [Dubuque County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Point
    • Eagle Point [Dubuque County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Louisburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Point
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Elmo [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
      • Elmo [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Louisburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
    • Fair Play [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Play
      • Fair Play [Grant County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Louisburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Play have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Play
    • Georgetown [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Grant County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Louisburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Hazel Green [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel Green
      • Hazel Green [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Louisburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel Green
    • Jamestown [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Grant County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Louisburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Prairie Corners [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Corners
      • Prairie Corners [Grant County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Louisburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Corners
    • Rose [Dubuque County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose
      • Rose [Dubuque County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Louisburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose
    • Sageville [Dubuque County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sageville
      • Sageville [Dubuque County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Louisburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sageville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sageville
    • Sandy Hook [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook [Grant County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Louisburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook

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 Louisburg. 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 ...
    • Richard Bissell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Friday June 27, 1913 and died in Dubuque (Iowa) on Wednesday May 4, 1977 at the age of 63. He is buried at Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque County, Iowa).
      • Dubuque is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Louisburg.
      • Dubuque is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Louisburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Bissell<4>
    • Dick Hoerner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Tueday July 25, 1922 and died in Fullerton (California) on Saturday December 11, 2010 at the age of 88. He is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Dubuque is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Louisburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Hoerner<4>
    • Allen Ludden     (Television personality)
      • Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin).
      • Mineral Point is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Louisburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<4>
    • Marian Hurd McNeely     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Thursday July 26, 1877 and died in Dubuque (Iowa) on Thursday December 18, 1930 at the age of 53. She is buried at Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque County, Iowa).
      • Dubuque is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Louisburg.
      • Dubuque is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Louisburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Hurd McNeely<4>
    • Justin Mentell     (Actor, artist)
      • Actor, artist. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Thursday December 16, 1982 and died in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Monday February 1, 2010 at the age of 27. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Mineral Point is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Louisburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Mentell<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Louisburg to Lancaster, 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 most of a day.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 750 miles [1,207 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,253 miles [10,063.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,998 miles [11,262.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,890 miles [7,869.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.grantcounty.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Louisburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Louisburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5792, Longitude: -90.5557       In this case, the coordinates for Louisburg 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Louisburg 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>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.
<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 Louisburg 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 316.402 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.674 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.844 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2021