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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 Luck, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Luck 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 Luck:
    • 45.575233, -92.467422
    • 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 Luck
  • 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 Luck ...

We have found two communities that share the name Luck.

Within Wisconsin, the name Luck is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Hall County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Hall County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Luck.
    • North Carolina
      • Madison County
      • This Luck is located in Madison County and lies 843 miles [1,356.7 km]<2> to the southeast of the Luck that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Luck.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Luck ...

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.

  • Atlas [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlas
    • Atlas [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Luck
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlas
  • Eureka Center [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka Center
    • Eureka Center [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Luck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Center
  • Four Corners [Burnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners [Burnett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Luck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
  • Fox Creek [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Creek
    • Fox Creek [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Luck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Creek
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Frederic [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederic
      • Frederic [Polk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Luck
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,089 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederic
    • Lewis [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
      • Lewis [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Luck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Milltown [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Polk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Luck
      • Estimated population in 2019: 877 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
    • Pole Cat Crossing [Burnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pole Cat Crossing
      • Pole Cat Crossing [Burnett County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Luck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pole Cat Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pole Cat Crossing
    • Trade Lake [Burnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trade Lake
      • Trade Lake [Burnett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Luck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trade Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade Lake

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 Luck. 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 ...
    • Gustav Stickley     (Pioneer of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, publisher of Craftsman Magazine)
      • Pioneer of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, publisher of Craftsman Magazine. He was born in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday March 9, 1857 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Monday April 20, 1942 at the age of 85. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Osceola is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Luck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gustav Stickley<4>
    • Leonard Wells Volk     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Wells (New York) on Friday November 7, 1828 and died in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday August 19, 1895 at the age of 66. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Osceola is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Luck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leonard Wells Volk<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Balsam Lake, which is the Seat of Polk County and lies just to the South.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 229 miles [368.5 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Luck to Madison, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,166 miles [9,923.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,921 miles [11,138.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,830 miles [7,773.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Wisconsin

About Polk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.wi.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Luck, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Luck) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Luck. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Luck

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luck. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5752, Longitude: -92.4674       In this case, the coordinates for Luck have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Luck 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 317.729 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.595 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.041 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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