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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 Marinette, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Marinette 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 Marinette:
    • 45.099966, -87.630710
    • 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 Marinette
  • 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 Marinette ...

We have found one communities that share the name Marinette.

Within Wisconsin, the name Marinette is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Marinette in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nova Scotia
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Marinette ...

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.

  • Birch Creek [Menominee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Creek
    • Birch Creek [Menominee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Marinette
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch Creek
  • Carbondale [Menominee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale [Menominee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Marinette
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • County Line [Oconto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
    • County Line [Oconto County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Marinette
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for County Line have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
  • Eagles Nest [Menominee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagles Nest
    • Eagles Nest [Menominee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Marinette
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagles Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagles Nest
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Harmony [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Marinette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Marinette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • May Corner [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Corner
      • May Corner [Marinette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Marinette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on May Corner
    • Miles [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles
      • Miles [Marinette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Marinette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles
    • Porterfield [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porterfield
      • Porterfield [Marinette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Marinette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porterfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porterfield
    • Rubys Corner [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rubys Corner
      • Rubys Corner [Marinette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Marinette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rubys Corner

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 Marinette. 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 ...
    • Elinor Martineau Coyle     (Author, photographer, historian)
    • Earl 'Curly' Lambeau     (Professional football)
    • Doris Packer     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Menominee (MI) on May 30, 1904 (a Monday) and died in Glendale (CA) on March 31, 1979 (a Saturday) at the age of 74. We don't have any burial details.
      • Menominee is located Less than 2 miles to the northeast of Marinette.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doris Packer<3>
    • Bill Rademacher     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Menominee (MI) on May 13, 1942 (a Wednesday) and died in Marquette (MI) on April 2, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 75.
      • Menominee is located Less than 2 miles to the northeast of Marinette.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bill Rademacher<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Marinette to Madison, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,026 miles [9,697.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,773 miles [10,900.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,667 miles [7,510.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marinette County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marinette: www.marinette.wi.us/

The official website for Marinette County: www.marinettecounty.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Marinette) 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 Marinette. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MarinetteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marinette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1000, Longitude: -87.6307    
<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 Marinette 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 314.371 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.719 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.571 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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