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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 Pella, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pella 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 Pella:
    • 44.721645, -88.795659
    • 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 Pella
  • 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 Pella ...

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.

  • Big Falls [Waupaca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Falls
    • Big Falls [Waupaca County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Pella
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Falls
  • Buckbee [Waupaca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckbee
    • Buckbee [Waupaca County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Pella
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckbee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckbee
  • Embarrass [Waupaca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Embarrass
    • Embarrass [Waupaca County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pella
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 375 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Embarrass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Embarrass
  • Granite City [Waupaca County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite City
    • Granite City [Waupaca County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pella
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hunting [Shawano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunting
      • Hunting [Shawano County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Pella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunting have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunting
    • Marble [Waupaca County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble
      • Marble [Waupaca County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Pella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marion [Waupaca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Waupaca County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pella
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Red River [Shawano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red River
      • Red River [Shawano County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red River
    • Split Rock [Shawano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Split Rock
      • Split Rock [Shawano County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Pella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Split Rock

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Shawano, which is the Seat of Shawano County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pella to Shawano, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,085 miles [9,792.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,833 miles [10,996.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,728 miles [7,609 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Shawano County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shawano County: www.co.shawano.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pella) 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 Pella. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PellaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pella. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7216, Longitude: -88.7957       In this case, the coordinates for Pella 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>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.
<4>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 Pella to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.18 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.583 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.309 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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