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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 Port Arthur, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Port Arthur 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 Port Arthur:
    • 45.428960, -91.162436
    • 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 Port Arthur
  • 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 Port Arthur ...

We have found three communities that share the name Port Arthur.

Within Wisconsin, the name Port Arthur is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nevada
      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Washoe County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Port Arthur.
    • Texas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Port Arthur is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,083 miles [1,742.9 km]<2> to the south of the Port Arthur that is located in Rusk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Arthur
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Port Arthur.
    • Washington
      • Island County
      • 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 Washington community of Port Arthur [Island County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port Arthur ...

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.

  • Arnold [Chippewa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold [Chippewa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Port Arthur
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
  • Bruce [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
    • Bruce [Rusk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Port Arthur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
  • Donald [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
    • Donald [Taylor County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Port Arthur
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donald have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
  • Glen Flora [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Flora
    • Glen Flora [Rusk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Port Arthur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Flora
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Horseman [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseman
      • Horseman [Barron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Port Arthur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseman
    • Imalone [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imalone
      • Imalone [Rusk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Port Arthur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imalone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imalone
    • Island Lake [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Lake
      • Island Lake [Rusk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Port Arthur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
    • Jump River [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jump River
      • Jump River [Taylor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Port Arthur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jump River
    • Ladysmith [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladysmith
      • Ladysmith [Rusk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Port Arthur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,054 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladysmith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladysmith
    • Ruby [Chippewa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Chippewa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Port Arthur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby

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

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

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    • Ladysmith, which is the Seat of Rusk County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Port Arthur to Madison, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,130 miles [9,865.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,883 miles [11,077.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,787 miles [7,703.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rusk County: www.ruskcounty.org/

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 Port Arthur, 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' (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- Port Arthur) 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 Port Arthur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port ArthurOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Arthur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4290, Longitude: -91.1624    
<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 Port Arthur 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 316.811 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.532 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.369 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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