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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 Plainville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Plainville 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 Plainville:
    • 43.708866, -89.812625
    • 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 Plainville
  • 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 Plainville ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Plainville.

Within Wisconsin, the name Plainville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This Plainville is located in Hartford County and lies 870 miles [1,400.1 km]<1> to the east of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Plainville.
    • Georgia
      • Gordon County
      • This Plainville is located in Gordon County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gordon County community of Plainville.
    • Illinois
      • Adams County
      • This Plainville is located in Adams County and lies 279 miles [449 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Plainville.
    • Indiana
      • Davies's County
      • This Plainville is located in Davies's County and lies 365 miles [587.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davies's County community of Plainville.
    • Kansas
      • Rooks County
      • This Plainville is located in Rooks County and lies 579 miles [931.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rooks County community of Plainville.
    • Massachusetts
      • Bristol County
      • This Plainville is located in Bristol County and lies 964 miles [1,551.4 km]<1> to the east of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bristol County community of Plainville.
      • Hampden County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Plainville [Hampden County].
      • Hampshire County
      • This Plainville is located in Hampshire County and lies 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the east of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampshire County community of Plainville.
      • Norfolk County
      • This Plainville is located in Norfolk County and lies 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the east of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norfolk County community of Plainville.
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This Plainville is located in Gloucester County and lies 813 miles [1,308.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Plainville.
      • Somerset County
      • This Plainville is located in Somerset County and lies 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the east of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Plainville.
    • New York
      • Onondaga County
      • This Plainville is located in Onondaga County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km]<1> to the east of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onondaga County community of Plainville.
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • This Plainville is located in Hamilton County and lies 423 miles [680.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Plainville.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Plainville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lebanon County
      • This Plainville is located in Lebanon County and lies 718 miles [1,155.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Plainville that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lebanon County community of Plainville.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence 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 Rhode Island community of Plainville [Providence County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plainville ...

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.

  • Big Spring [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
    • Big Spring [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Spring
  • Dell Prairie [Adams County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dell Prairie
    • Dell Prairie [Adams County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dell Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Endeavor [Marquette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endeavor
    • Endeavor [Marquette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Plainville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 464 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Endeavor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endeavor
  • Grand Marsh [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Marsh
    • Grand Marsh [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Marsh have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Marsh
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lemonweir [Juneau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemonweir
      • Lemonweir [Juneau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Plainville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemonweir
    • Moe Settlement [Columbia County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moe Settlement
      • Moe Settlement [Columbia County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moe Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reedsburg [Sauk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsburg
      • Reedsburg [Sauk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Plainville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsburg
    • Rock Springs [Sauk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Sauk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Plainville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 361 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Springbluff [Adams County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbluff
      • Springbluff [Adams County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Plainville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springbluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Plainville. 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 ...
    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Wisconsin Dells is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<5>
    • Dr. William David Sansum     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Baraboo (Wisconsin) on Saturday September 25, 1880 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Monday January 5, 1948 at the age of 67. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Baraboo is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Plainville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. William David Sansum<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Friendship, which is the Seat of Adams County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Plainville to Friendship, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,170 miles [9,929.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,918 miles [11,133.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,811 miles [7,742.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.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 '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- Plainville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7089, Longitude: -89.8126       In this case, the coordinates for Plainville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Plainville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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 Plainville 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Plainville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.894 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.25 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.146 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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