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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 Pickerel, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pickerel 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 Pickerel:
    • 45.359410, -88.910944
    • 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 Pickerel
  • 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 Pickerel ...

We have found three communities that share the name Pickerel.

Within Wisconsin, the name Pickerel is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ontario
      • This Pickerel lies 406 miles [653.4 km]<1> to the east of the Pickerel that is located in Forest County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickerel
    • South Dakota
      • Day County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Pickerel [Day County].
    • Virginia
      • Pittsylvania County
      • This Pickerel is located in Pittsylvania County and lies 759 miles [1,221.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Pickerel that is located in Forest County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickerel
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsylvania County community of Pickerel.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pickerel ...

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.

  • Carter [Forest County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Forest County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Pickerel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Deerbrook [Langlade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerbrook
    • Deerbrook [Langlade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pickerel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerbrook
  • Elton [Langlade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elton
    • Elton [Langlade County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Pickerel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elton
  • Four Corners [Langlade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners [Langlade County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Pickerel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Freeman [Langlade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
      • Freeman [Langlade County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Pickerel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
    • Jennings [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Oneida County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickerel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
    • Keith [Forest County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Forest County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Pickerel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mole Lake [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mole Lake
      • Mole Lake [Forest County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickerel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mole Lake
    • Polar [Langlade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polar
      • Polar [Langlade County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Pickerel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polar
    • Post Lake [Langlade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Lake
      • Post Lake [Langlade County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickerel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Lake
    • Pratt Junction [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt Junction
      • Pratt Junction [Oneida County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pickerel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt Junction
    • Sherry Junction [Langlade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherry Junction
      • Sherry Junction [Langlade County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Pickerel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherry Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherry Junction
    • Summit Lake [Langlade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Lake
      • Summit Lake [Langlade County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Pickerel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Lake
    • Woodlawn [Forest County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Forest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pickerel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Crandon, which is the Seat of Forest County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Pickerel to Crandon, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,058 miles [9,749.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,807 miles [10,954.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,705 miles [7,572 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Forest County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pickerel. 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' (or 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- Pickerel) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickerel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3594, Longitude: -88.9109       In this case, the coordinates for Pickerel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Pickerel 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.
<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>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 Pickerel 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 315.244 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.745 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.172 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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