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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 Plainfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Plainfield 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 Plainfield:
    • 44.199139, -89.537898
    • 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 Plainfield
  • 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 Plainfield ...

We have found three communities that share the name Plainfield.

Within Wisconsin, the name Plainfield is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Windham County
      • This Plainfield is located in Windham County and lies 906 miles [1,458.1 km]<1> to the east of the Plainfield that is located in Waushara County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Plainfield.
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • This Plainfield is located in Otsego County and lies 723 miles [1,163.6 km]<1> to the east of the Plainfield that is located in Waushara County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Plainfield.
    • Vermont
      • Washington County
      • This Plainfield is located in Washington County and lies 846 miles [1,361.5 km]<1> to the east of the Plainfield that is located in Waushara County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Plainfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plainfield ...

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.

  • Almond [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almond
    • Almond [Portage County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almond
  • Big Flats [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Flats
    • Big Flats [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainfield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Flats
  • Blaine [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine [Portage County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainfield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Cottonville [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonville
    • Cottonville [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dakota [Waushara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dakota
      • Dakota [Waushara County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dakota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dakota
    • Pilot Knob [Adams County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Knob
      • Pilot Knob [Adams County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Plainfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plover [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plover
      • Plover [Portage County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plover
    • Silver Lake [Waushara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Waushara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wild Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Rose
    • Wisconsin Rapids [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisconsin Rapids
      • Wisconsin Rapids [Wood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisconsin Rapids

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

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

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    • Wautoma, which is the Seat of Waushara County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Plainfield to Wautoma, with an average speed<3> 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 78 miles [125.5 km] to the south (S). 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 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,137 miles [9,876.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,884 miles [11,078.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,779 miles [7,691.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Waushara County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plainfield. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Plainfield) 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 Plainfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PlainfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1991, Longitude: -89.5379       In this case, the coordinates for Plainfield 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 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.
<4>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 Plainfield to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.70 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.099 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.86 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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