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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 Popple River, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Popple River 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 Popple River:
    • 45.831349, -88.724564
    • 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 Popple River
  • 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 Popple River ...

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.

  • Fence [Florence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fence
    • Fence [Florence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Popple River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fence
  • Fern [Florence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern
    • Fern [Florence County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Popple River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hazel [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
    • Hazel [Iron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Popple River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
  • Hiawatha Location [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawatha Location
    • Hiawatha Location [Iron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Popple River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiawatha Location have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawatha Location
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    • Homer Location [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer Location
      • Homer Location [Iron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Popple River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer Location have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer Location
    • Iron River [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River
      • Iron River [Iron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Popple River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,827 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iron River<3>
    • Long Lake [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake [Florence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Popple River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Mineral Hills [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Hills
      • Mineral Hills [Iron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Popple River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Hills
    • Rogers Location [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Location
      • Rogers Location [Iron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Popple River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Location have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Location
    • Three Lakes [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Lakes
      • Three Lakes [Oneida County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Popple River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Lakes

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 Popple River. 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 ...
    • Walter Bernard 'Wally' Hess     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday October 28, 1894 and died in Crystal Falls (Michigan) on Friday August 30, 1963 at the age of 68. He is buried at Mt. Mercy Cemetery (Lake County, Indiana).
      • Crystal Falls is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Popple River.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Bernard 'Wally' Hess<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Crandon, which is the Seat of Forest County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Popple River to Crandon, with an average speed<5> 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 6 hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,029 miles [9,702.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,779 miles [10,909.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,678 miles [7,528.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Popple River) 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 Popple River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Popple RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Popple River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8313, Longitude: -88.7246       In this case, the coordinates for Popple River 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 Popple River 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 315.10 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.65 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.921 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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