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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 Park Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge:
    • 44.519968, -89.546229
    • 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 Park Ridge
  • 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 Park Ridge ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Park Ridge.

Within Wisconsin, the name Park Ridge is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Park Ridge is located in Cook County and lies 193 miles [310.6 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Park Ridge that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Park Ridge.
    • Indiana
      • Monroe 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 Indiana community of Park Ridge [Monroe County].
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Park Ridge is located in Carroll County and lies 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Park Ridge that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Park Ridge.
      • 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 Maryland community of Park Ridge [Montgomery County].
    • New Jersey
      • Bergen 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 New Jersey community of Park Ridge [Bergen County].
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Park Ridge is located in Harris County and lies 1,075 miles [1,730 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Park Ridge that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Park Ridge.
    • Virginia
      • Stafford County
      • This Park Ridge is located in Stafford County and lies 751 miles [1,208.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Park Ridge that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Park Ridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Park Ridge ...

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.

  • Dancy [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dancy
    • Dancy [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Park Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dancy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dancy
  • Jordan [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
    • Jordan [Portage County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Park Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
  • Junction City [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
    • Junction City [Portage County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Park Ridge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
  • Little Waupon [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Waupon
    • Little Waupon [Portage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Park Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Waupon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Waupon
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    • Plover [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plover
      • Plover [Portage County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Park Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plover
    • Rocky Corners [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Corners
      • Rocky Corners [Marathon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Park Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Corners
    • Rocky Run [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Run
      • Rocky Run [Portage County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Park Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Run
    • Rudolph [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rudolph
      • Rudolph [Wood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Park Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rudolph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudolph
    • Shantytown [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shantytown
      • Shantytown [Marathon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Park Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shantytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shantytown
    • Stevens Point [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Point
      • Stevens Point [Portage County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Park Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Point

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

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

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    • Stevens Point, which is the Seat of Portage County and lies just to the West.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Park Ridge to Madison, with an average speed<4>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 751 miles [1,208.6 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,121 miles [9,850.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,870 miles [11,056.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,766 miles [7,670.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Portage County: www.co.portage.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Park Ridge) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Park Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Park RidgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5200, Longitude: -89.5462       In this case, the coordinates for Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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>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 Park Ridge 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 315.701 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.145 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.769 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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