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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 Oshkosh, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh:
    • 44.024983, -88.542608
    • 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 Oshkosh
  • 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 Oshkosh ...

We have found four communities that share the name Oshkosh.

Within Wisconsin, the name Oshkosh is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Oshkosh [Natchitoches Parish].
    • Nebraska
      • Deuel County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Deuel County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Deuel County community of Oshkosh.
      • Garden County
      • This Oshkosh is located in Garden County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<2> to the west of the Oshkosh that is located in Winnebago County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oshkosh
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garden County community of Oshkosh.
    • North Dakota
      • Wells County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Oshkosh [Wells County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oshkosh ...

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.

  • Black Wolf [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Wolf
    • Black Wolf [Winnebago County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Oshkosh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Wolf have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Wolf
  • Harbor Springs [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Springs
    • Harbor Springs [Winnebago County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Oshkosh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Springs
  • Island Beach [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Beach
    • Island Beach [Winnebago County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Oshkosh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Beach
  • Leonards Point [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonards Point
    • Leonards Point [Winnebago County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Oshkosh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonards Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonards Point
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Point Comfort [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Comfort
      • Point Comfort [Winnebago County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Oshkosh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Comfort
    • Rockaway Beach [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockaway Beach
      • Rockaway Beach [Winnebago County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Oshkosh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockaway Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockaway Beach
    • Shangri La Point [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shangri La Point
      • Shangri La Point [Winnebago County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Oshkosh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shangri La Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shangri La Point
    • Stony Beach [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Beach
      • Stony Beach [Winnebago County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Oshkosh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Beach
    • Sunset Point [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Point
      • Sunset Point [Winnebago County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Oshkosh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Point
    • Zion [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Winnebago County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Oshkosh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion

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 Oshkosh. 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 ...
    • Carrie Chapman Catt     (Social reformer)
    • Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Mike Melvoin     (Musician)
    • Charles E. Sample     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Green Bay (WI) on January 5, 1920 (a Monday) and died in Neenah (WI) on May 15, 2001 (a Tueday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Outagamie County, Wisconsin).
      • Neenah is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Oshkosh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles E. Sample<5>
    • Alice Washburn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Oshkosh on September 12, 1860 (a Wednesday) and died in Oshkosh on November 18, 1929 (a Monday) at the age of 69. She is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Winnebago County, Wisconsin).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Washburn<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 78 miles [125.5 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Oshkosh to Madison, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,111 miles [9,834.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,856 miles [11,033.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,748 miles [7,641.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Winnebago County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oshkosh: www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/

The official website for Winnebago County: www.co.winnebago.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 Oshkosh, 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' (or 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- Oshkosh) 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 Oshkosh. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OshkoshOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oshkosh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0250, Longitude: -88.5426    
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Oshkosh 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.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Oshkosh to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.022 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.303 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.39 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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