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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 Plum City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Plum City 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 Plum City:
    • 44.633022, -92.191845
    • 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 Plum City
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plum City ...

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.

  • Comfort [Dunn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort
    • Comfort [Dunn County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Plum City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comfort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comfort
  • Devils Corner [Pepin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devils Corner
    • Devils Corner [Pepin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Plum City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devils Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devils Corner
  • Lake City [Wabasha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
    • Lake City [Wabasha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Plum City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,114 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<3>
  • Laneville [Pepin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laneville
    • Laneville [Pepin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Plum City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laneville
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    • Maiden Rock [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden Rock
      • Maiden Rock [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Plum City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden Rock
    • Maxville [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxville
      • Maxville [Buffalo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plum City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 302 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxville
    • Porcupine [Pepin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porcupine
      • Porcupine [Pepin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Plum City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porcupine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porcupine
    • Rock Elm [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Elm
      • Rock Elm [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Plum City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Elm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Elm
    • Spring Valley [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Plum City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley

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 Plum City. 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 ...
    • Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at the age of 92. He is buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Boyceville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Plum City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko<4>
    • Andy 'Handy Andy' Pafko     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at the age of 92. He is buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Boyceville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Plum City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy 'Handy Andy' Pafko<4>

How Far From Plum City 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 village such as Plum City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ellsworth, which is the Seat of Pierce County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Plum City to Ellsworth, with an average speed<5> 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 175 miles [281.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 873 miles [1,405 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,205 miles [9,986 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,957 miles [11,196.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,861 miles [7,823 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Pierce County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plum City) 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 Plum City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plum CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plum City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6330, Longitude: -92.1918       In this case, the coordinates for Plum City 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Plum City 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 317.539 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.251 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.151 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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