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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 Polonia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Polonia 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 Polonia:
    • 44.569849, -89.415468
    • 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 Polonia
  • 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 Polonia ...

We have found one communities that share the name Polonia.

Within Wisconsin, the name Polonia is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Polonia in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Manitoba
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Manitoba community of Polonia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Polonia ...

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.

  • Jordan [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
    • Jordan [Portage County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Polonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
  • Little Waupon [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Waupon
    • Little Waupon [Portage County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Polonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Waupon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Waupon
  • Park Ridge [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Ridge
    • Park Ridge [Portage County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Polonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 496 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Ridge
  • Peru [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
    • Peru [Portage County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Polonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Petersville [Waupaca County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersville
      • Petersville [Waupaca County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Polonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plover [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plover
      • Plover [Portage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Polonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plover
    • Rocky Run [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Run
      • Rocky Run [Portage County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Polonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Run
    • Shantytown [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shantytown
      • Shantytown [Marathon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Polonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shantytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shantytown
    • Stevens Point [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Point
      • Stevens Point [Portage County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Polonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Point

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

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

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    • Stevens Point, which is the Seat of Portage County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 103 miles [165.8 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Polonia 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 747 miles [1,202.2 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,114 miles [9,839.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,863 miles [11,044.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,759 miles [7,658.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Portage County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Portage County: www.co.portage.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Polonia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Polonia) 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 Polonia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PoloniaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polonia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5698, Longitude: -89.4155    
<3>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.
<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 Polonia 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 315.61 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.049 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.684 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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