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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 Phelps, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Phelps 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 Phelps:
    • 46.047732, -89.069855
    • 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 Phelps
  • 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 Phelps ...

We have found one communities that share the name Phelps.

Within Wisconsin, the name Phelps is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Phelps in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Ontario County
      • This Phelps is located in Ontario County and lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Phelps that is located in Vilas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phelps
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontario County community of Phelps.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Phelps ...

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.

  • Basswood [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basswood
    • Basswood [Iron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Phelps
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basswood
  • Clearwater Lake [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater Lake
    • Clearwater Lake [Oneida County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearwater Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearwater Lake
  • Eagle River [Vilas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle River
    • Eagle River [Vilas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,582 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle River
  • Fuller [Gogebic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller
    • Fuller [Gogebic County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Phelps
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hazel [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
      • Hazel [Iron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
    • Hiawatha Location [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawatha Location
      • Hiawatha Location [Iron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiawatha Location have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawatha Location
    • Homer Location [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer Location
      • Homer Location [Iron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer Location have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer Location
    • Iron River [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
      • Iron River [Iron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,827 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iron River<3>
    • Land O'Lakes [Vilas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Land O'Lakes
      • Land O'Lakes [Vilas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Phelps
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Land O'Lakes
    • Mineral Hills [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Hills
      • Mineral Hills [Iron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Hills
    • Sugar Camp [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Camp
      • Sugar Camp [Oneida County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Phelps
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Camp
    • Three Lakes [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Lakes
      • Three Lakes [Oneida County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Phelps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Lakes

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Eagle River, which is the Seat of Vilas County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Phelps to Eagle River, with an average speed<4> 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 206 miles [331.5 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,030 miles [9,704.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,781 miles [10,913 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,682 miles [7,534.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Vilas County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Vilas County: www.co.vilas.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Phelps) 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 Phelps. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PhelpsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phelps. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0477, Longitude: -89.0699       In this case, the coordinates for Phelps 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>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 Phelps 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 315.333 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.945 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.039 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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