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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 Pennington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pennington 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 Pennington:
    • 45.531910, -90.392371
    • 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 Pennington
  • 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 Pennington ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Pennington.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Pennington.

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

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Oneida 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 Pennington [Oneida County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Choctaw County
      • This Pennington is located in Choctaw County and lies 928 miles [1,493.5 km]<2> to the south of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Pennington.
    • Arkansas
      • Jackson County
      • This Pennington is located in Jackson County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<2> to the south of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Pennington.
    • British Columbia
      • This Pennington lies 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
    • California
      • Sutter County
      • This Pennington is located in Sutter County and lies 1,646 miles [2,649 km]<2> to the west of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sutter County community of Pennington.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Pennington is located in New Castle County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Pennington.
    • Georgia
      • Morgan County
      • This Pennington is located in Morgan County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Pennington.
      • Sumter County
      • This Pennington is located in Sumter County and lies 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the south southeast of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Pennington.
    • Kansas
      • Pennington #1
      • 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 Kansas community of Pennington.
    • Minnesota
      • Beltrami County
      • This Pennington is located in Beltrami County and lies 236 miles [379.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beltrami County community of Pennington.
    • New Jersey
      • Mercer 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 New Jersey community of Pennington [Mercer County].
    • New Mexico
      • Union County
      • This Pennington is located in Union County and lies 937 miles [1,508 km]<2> to the southwest of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Pennington.
    • North Carolina
      • Stanly 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 North Carolina community of Pennington [Stanly County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Huntingdon County
      • This Pennington is located in Huntingdon County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huntingdon County community of Pennington.
    • South Dakota
      • Minnehaha 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 South Dakota community of Pennington [Minnehaha County].
    • Texas
      • Trinity County
      • This Pennington is located in Trinity County and lies 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Pennington that is located in Price County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trinity County community of Pennington.
    • Virginia
      • Lee 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 Virginia community of Pennington [Lee County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pennington ...

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.

  • Cranberry Lake [Price County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranberry Lake
    • Cranberry Lake [Price County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Pennington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranberry Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranberry Lake
  • Dover [Price County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Price County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Pennington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Glen Flora [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Flora
    • Glen Flora [Rusk County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Pennington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Flora
  • Hay Stack Corner [Sawyer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Stack Corner
    • Hay Stack Corner [Sawyer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Pennington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay Stack Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Stack Corner
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jump River [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jump River
      • Jump River [Taylor County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Pennington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jump River
    • Queenstown [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queenstown
      • Queenstown [Taylor County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Pennington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queenstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
    • Rib Lake [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rib Lake
      • Rib Lake [Taylor County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Pennington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 861 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rib Lake
    • Spirit [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit
      • Spirit [Price County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Pennington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spirit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spirit
    • Spirit Falls [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit Falls
      • Spirit Falls [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Pennington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spirit Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spirit Falls
    • Tripoli [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tripoli
      • Tripoli [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Pennington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tripoli have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tripoli

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 Pennington. 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 ...
    • Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Medford (Wisconsin) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Redlands (California) on Sunday January 20, 2008 at the age of 98. She is buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California).
      • Medford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Pennington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier<4>
    • Dennis Morgan     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Prentice (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 20, 1908 and died in Fresno (California) on Wednesday September 7, 1994 at the age of 85. He is buried at Oakhill Cemetery (Madera County, California).
      • Prentice is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Pennington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Morgan<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Phillips, which is the Seat of Price County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Pennington to Phillips, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 176 miles [283.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,100 miles [9,817 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,851 miles [11,025.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,754 miles [7,650.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Price County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Price County: www.co.price.wi.us/

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 Pennington 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 '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- Pennington) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pennington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5319, Longitude: -90.3924       In this case, the coordinates for Pennington 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>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 Pennington 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 316.27 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.932 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.919 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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