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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 Pence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pence 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 Pence:
    • 46.359948, -90.274065
    • 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 Pence
  • 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 Pence ...

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.

  • Anvil [Gogebic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anvil
    • Anvil [Gogebic County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anvil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anvil
  • Aurora [Gogebic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Gogebic County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
  • Carter [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Iron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Cedar [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar [Iron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
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    • Gurney [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurney
      • Gurney [Iron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gurney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurney
    • Hillcrest [Gogebic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Gogebic County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Pence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Iron Belt [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Belt
      • Iron Belt [Iron County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Belt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Belt
    • Ironwood [Gogebic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironwood
      • Ironwood [Gogebic County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ironwood<3>
    • Jessieville [Gogebic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jessieville
      • Jessieville [Gogebic County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jessieville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jessieville
    • Plymouth [Gogebic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Gogebic County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth

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 Pence. 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 ...
    • Ralph James Capone     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Angri (Italy) on Friday January 12, 1894 and died in Hurley (Wisconsin) on Friday November 22, 1974 at the age of 80. He is buried at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Hurley is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph James Capone<4>
    • Dominic Angelo 'Dom' Moselle     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Gile (Wisconsin) on Tueday June 23, 1925 and died in Superior (Wisconsin) on Thursday August 19, 2010 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Douglas County, Wisconsin).
      • Gile is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dominic Angelo 'Dom' Moselle<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hurley, which is the Seat of Iron County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 230 miles [370.1 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Pence to Madison, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,054 miles [9,743 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,808 miles [10,956.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,714 miles [7,586.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Iron County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Pence) 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 Pence. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PenceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3599, Longitude: -90.2741       In this case, the coordinates for Pence 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Pence to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.167 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.932 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.601 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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