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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 Ludington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ludington 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 Ludington:
    • 44.808850, -91.160707
    • 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 Ludington
  • 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 Ludington ...

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.

  • Allen [Eau Claire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Eau Claire County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ludington
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
  • Crescent [Chippewa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
    • Crescent [Chippewa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Ludington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
  • Drywood [Chippewa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drywood
    • Drywood [Chippewa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Ludington
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drywood
  • Hay Creek [Eau Claire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Creek
    • Hay Creek [Eau Claire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Ludington
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Creek
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    • Jim Falls [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jim Falls
      • Jim Falls [Chippewa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Ludington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jim Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jim Falls
    • Maple Hill [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Hill
      • Maple Hill [Chippewa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ludington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Hill
    • Nix Corner [Eau Claire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nix Corner
      • Nix Corner [Eau Claire County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ludington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nix Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nix Corner
    • Norma [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norma
      • Norma [Chippewa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ludington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norma
    • Price [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Ludington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
    • Stanley [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Chippewa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ludington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,711 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley

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 Ludington. 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 ...

How Far From Ludington to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Eau Claire, which is the Seat of Eau Claire County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Ludington to Eau Claire, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 148 miles [238.2 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 831 miles [1,337.4 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,161 miles [9,915.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,913 miles [11,125.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,815 miles [7,749 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Eau Claire County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Eau Claire County: www.co.eau-claire.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' (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- Ludington) 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 Ludington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ludington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ludington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8089, Longitude: -91.1607       In this case, the coordinates for Ludington 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 Ludington 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 316.817 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.453 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.546 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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