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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 Point Comfort, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Point Comfort 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 Point Comfort:
    • 43.932546, -88.475095
    • 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 Point Comfort
  • 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 Point Comfort ...

We have found four communities that share the name Point Comfort.

Within Wisconsin, the name Point Comfort is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • This Point Comfort is located in Chicot County and lies 737 miles [1,186.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Point Comfort that is located in Winnebago County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Comfort
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chicot County community of Point Comfort.
    • Quebec
      • This Point Comfort lies 633 miles [1,018.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Point Comfort that is located in Winnebago County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Comfort
    • South Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • This Point Comfort is located in Beaufort County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Point Comfort that is located in Winnebago County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Comfort
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Point Comfort.
    • Texas
      • Calhoun County
      • This Point Comfort is located in Calhoun County and lies 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Point Comfort that is located in Winnebago County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Comfort
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Point Comfort.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Point Comfort ...

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.

  • Black Wolf [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Wolf
    • Black Wolf [Winnebago County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Point Comfort
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Wolf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Wolf
  • Brothertown [Calumet County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brothertown
    • Brothertown [Calumet County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Point Comfort
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brothertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brothertown
  • Johnsburg [Fond du Lac County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsburg
    • Johnsburg [Fond du Lac County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Point Comfort
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsburg
  • Little Point [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Point
    • Little Point [Winnebago County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Point Comfort
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Point
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maple Heights [Calumet County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Heights
      • Maple Heights [Calumet County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Point Comfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Heights
    • Pipe [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipe
      • Pipe [Fond du Lac County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Point Comfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipe
    • Ring [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ring
      • Ring [Winnebago County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Point Comfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ring
    • Rockaway Beach [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockaway Beach
      • Rockaway Beach [Winnebago County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Point Comfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockaway Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockaway Beach
    • Silica [Fond du Lac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silica
      • Silica [Fond du Lac County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Point Comfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silica
    • Stony Beach [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Beach
      • Stony Beach [Winnebago County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Point Comfort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Beach

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 Point Comfort. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Point Comfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Chapman Catt<3>
    • Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Zion (Illinois) on Tueday December 14, 1915 and died in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) on Friday April 5, 2002 at the age of 86. He is buried at Ledgeview Memorial Park (Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin).
      • Fond du Lac is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Point Comfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson<3>
    • Charles E. Sample     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Monday January 5, 1920 and died in Neenah (Wisconsin) on Tueday May 15, 2001 at the age of 81. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Outagamie County, Wisconsin).
      • Neenah is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Point Comfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles E. Sample<3>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Point Comfort.
      • Oshkosh is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Point Comfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Washburn<3>

How Far From Point Comfort 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 community such as Point Comfort to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Oshkosh, which is the Seat of Winnebago County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Point Comfort to Madison, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,113 miles [9,837.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,858 miles [11,036.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,750 miles [7,644.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Winnebago County: www.co.winnebago.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Point Comfort) 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 Point Comfort. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Point ComfortOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point Comfort. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9325, Longitude: -88.4751    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Point Comfort to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.977 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.24 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.383 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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