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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 Pine River, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pine River 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 Pine River:
    • 44.152186, -89.077146
    • 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 Pine River
  • 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 Pine River ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Pine River.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Pine River.

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

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Lincoln County
      • This Pine River is located in Lincoln County and lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Pine River that is located in Waushara County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine River
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Pine River.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • La Plata 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 Colorado community of Pine River [La Plata County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Pine River lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pine River that is located in Waushara County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine River
    • Michigan
      • Arenac County
      • This Pine River is located in Arenac County and lies 257 miles [413.6 km]<1> to the east of the Pine River that is located in Waushara County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine River
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arenac County community of Pine River.
      • Chippewa 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 Michigan community of Pine River [Chippewa County].
    • Minnesota
      • Cass County
      • This Pine River is located in Cass County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Pine River that is located in Waushara County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine River
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Pine River.
    • New Hampshire
      • Carroll County
      • This Pine River is located in Carroll County and lies 893 miles [1,437.1 km]<1> to the east of the Pine River that is located in Waushara County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine River
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Pine River.
    • Ontario
      • This Pine River lies 367 miles [590.6 km]<1> to the east of the Pine River that is located in Waushara County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine River

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pine River ...

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.

  • Auroraville [Waushara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auroraville
    • Auroraville [Waushara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Pine River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auroraville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auroraville
  • Brushville [Waushara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushville
    • Brushville [Waushara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Pine River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brushville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushville
  • Fountain Valley [Waushara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Valley
    • Fountain Valley [Waushara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pine River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Valley
  • Little Hope [Waupaca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Hope
    • Little Hope [Waupaca County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Pine River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Hope
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Poy Sippi [Waushara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poy Sippi
      • Poy Sippi [Waushara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Pine River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poy Sippi
    • Redgranite [Waushara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redgranite
      • Redgranite [Waushara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Pine River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redgranite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redgranite
    • Rural [Waupaca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural
      • Rural [Waupaca County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Pine River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural
    • Silver Lake [Waushara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Waushara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pine River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
    • Wild Rose [Waushara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Rose
      • Wild Rose [Waushara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Pine River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wild Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Rose

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 Pine River. 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 ...
    • Carrie Chapman Catt     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Ripon (Wisconsin) on Sunday January 9, 1859 and died in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday March 9, 1947 at the age of 88. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Ripon is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Pine River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Chapman Catt<4>
    • Alice Washburn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Oshkosh (Wisconsin) on Wednesday September 12, 1860 and died in Oshkosh (Wisconsin) on Monday November 18, 1929 at the age of 69. She is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Winnebago County, Wisconsin).
      • Oshkosh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Pine River.
      • Oshkosh is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Pine River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Washburn<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wautoma, which is the Seat of Waushara County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pine River to Wautoma, 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 76 miles [122.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,123 miles [9,854 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,870 miles [11,056.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,764 miles [7,666.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Waushara County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Waushara County: www.1waushara.com/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pine River) 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 Pine River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pine RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1522, Longitude: -89.0771    
<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 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 Pine River 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>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 Pine River 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 315.385 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.734 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.631 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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