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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 Pelican Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pelican Lake 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 Pelican Lake:
    • 45.499405, -89.166786
    • 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 Pelican Lake
  • 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 Pelican Lake ...

We have found four communities that share the name Pelican Lake.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Pelican Lake.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these three communities, three are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Forest County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Pelican Lake [Forest County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Palm Beach County
      • This Pelican Lake is located in Palm Beach County and lies 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Pelican Lake that is located in Oneida County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelican Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palm Beach County community of Pelican Lake.
    • Minnesota
      • Otter Tail County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Pelican Lake [Otter Tail County].
    • Saskatchewan
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pelican Lake ...

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.

  • Enterprise [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Oneida County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Pelican Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Gagen [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gagen
    • Gagen [Oneida County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Pelican Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gagen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gagen
  • Jennings [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
    • Jennings [Oneida County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Pelican Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
  • Mole Lake [Forest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mole Lake
    • Mole Lake [Forest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Pelican Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mole Lake
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Post Lake [Langlade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Lake
      • Post Lake [Langlade County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Pelican Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Lake
    • Pratt Junction [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt Junction
      • Pratt Junction [Oneida County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Pelican Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt Junction
    • Starks [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starks
      • Starks [Oneida County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Pelican Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starks
    • Summit Lake [Langlade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Lake
      • Summit Lake [Langlade County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Pelican Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Lake

How Far From Pelican Lake to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rhinelander, which is the Seat of Oneida County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pelican Lake to Rhinelander, 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 four to five hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 167 miles [268.8 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 768 miles [1,236 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,060 miles [9,752.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,810 miles [10,959.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,709 miles [7,578.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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About Oneida County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oneida County: www.co.oneida.wi.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Pelican Lake 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.
<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 from Point A (ie- Pelican Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelican Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4994, Longitude: -89.1668       In this case, the coordinates for Pelican Lake 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>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 Pelican Lake 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 315.417 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.961 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.266 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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