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(Marathon County)

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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 Plover, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Plover 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 Plover:
    • 44.989691, -89.280393
    • 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 Plover
  • 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 Plover ...

We have found one communities that share the name Plover.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Plover.

Beyond Wisconsin.

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Portage County
      • This Plover is located in Portage County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Plover that is located in Marathon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Plover.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plover ...

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.

  • Deerbrook [Langlade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerbrook
    • Deerbrook [Langlade County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Plover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerbrook
  • Five Corners [Shawano County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Shawano County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Granite Heights [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Heights
    • Granite Heights [Marathon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Plover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Heights
  • Kelly [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
    • Kelly [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Plover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
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    • Little Eau Claire [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Eau Claire
      • Little Eau Claire [Marathon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Plover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eau Claire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Eau Claire
    • Nutterville [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutterville
      • Nutterville [Marathon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Plover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutterville
    • Pike Lake [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Lake
      • Pike Lake [Marathon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Plover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Lake
    • Pine River [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine River
      • Pine River [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Plover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine River
    • Polar [Langlade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polar
      • Polar [Langlade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Plover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polar
    • Sunset [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Marathon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Plover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset

How Far From Plover to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wausau, which is the Seat of Marathon County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Plover to Wausau, 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 five to six hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 132 miles [212.4 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 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 755 miles [1,215.1 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,089 miles [9,799.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,838 miles [11,004.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,735 miles [7,620.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Marathon County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marathon County: www.co.marathon.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 '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- Plover) 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 Plover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PloverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9897, Longitude: -89.2804       In this case, the coordinates for Plover 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 Plover 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 315.508 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.993 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.485 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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