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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 Phipps, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Phipps 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 Phipps:
    • 46.063028, -91.413726
    • 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 Phipps
  • 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 Phipps ...

We have found five communities that share the name Phipps.

Within Wisconsin, the name Phipps is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Hale County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Phipps [Hale County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Phipps is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Phipps that is located in Sawyer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phipps
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Phipps.
    • Kansas
      • Ellsworth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Phipps [Ellsworth County].
    • Quebec
      • This Phipps lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Phipps that is located in Sawyer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phipps
    • Virginia
      • Wise County
      • This Phipps is located in Wise County and lies 764 miles [1,229.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Phipps that is located in Sawyer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phipps
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Phipps.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Phipps ...

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.

  • Cable [Bayfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cable
    • Cable [Bayfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Phipps
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cable have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cable
  • Chief Lake [Sawyer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chief Lake
    • Chief Lake [Sawyer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Phipps
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chief Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chief Lake
  • Earl [Washburn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
    • Earl [Washburn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Phipps
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earl
  • Leonards [Bayfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonards
    • Leonards [Bayfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Phipps
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonards have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonards
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Little Round Lake [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Round Lake
      • Little Round Lake [Sawyer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Phipps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Round Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Round Lake
    • Reserve [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve
      • Reserve [Sawyer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Phipps
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve
    • Springbrook [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook [Washburn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Phipps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Stone Lake [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Lake
      • Stone Lake [Sawyer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Phipps
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Lake

How Far From Phipps to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hayward, which is the Seat of Sawyer County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Phipps 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 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,107 miles [9,828.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,861 miles [11,041.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,769 miles [7,675 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sawyer County: www.sawyercountygov.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Phipps, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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- Phipps) 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 Phipps. 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 PhippsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phipps. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0630, Longitude: -91.4137    
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Phipps 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.
<4>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.
<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 Phipps 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 316.977 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.808 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.32 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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