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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 Washington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Port Washington 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 Washington:
    • 43.387469, -87.875476
    • 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 Washington
  • 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 Washington ...

We have found five communities that share the name Port Washington.

Within Wisconsin, the name Port Washington is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Port Washington lies 1,721 miles [2,769.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Port Washington that is located in Ozaukee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Washington
    • New Jersey
      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Port Washington [Warren County].
    • New York
      • Nassau County
      • This Port Washington is located in Nassau County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<1> to the east of the Port Washington that is located in Ozaukee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nassau County community of Port Washington.
      • Queens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Port Washington [Queens County].
    • Ohio
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This Port Washington is located in Tuscarawas County and lies 389 miles [626 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Port Washington that is located in Ozaukee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Washington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of Port Washington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port Washington ...

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.

  • Belgium [Ozaukee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgium
    • Belgium [Ozaukee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Port Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,364 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgium have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgium
  • Cedar Grove [Sheboygan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Sheboygan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Port Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,115 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Cedarburg [Ozaukee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarburg
    • Cedarburg [Ozaukee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,783 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarburg
  • Cheeseville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheeseville
    • Cheeseville [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Washington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheeseville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheeseville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Decker [Ozaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decker
      • Decker [Ozaukee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Port Washington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decker
    • Decker Corner [Ozaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decker Corner
      • Decker Corner [Ozaukee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Port Washington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decker Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decker Corner
    • Holy Cross [Ozaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holy Cross
      • Holy Cross [Ozaukee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Port Washington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holy Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross
    • Horns Corners [Ozaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horns Corners
      • Horns Corners [Ozaukee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Washington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horns Corners
    • Lake Church [Ozaukee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Church
      • Lake Church [Ozaukee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Port Washington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Church
    • Random Lake [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Random Lake
      • Random Lake [Sheboygan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Port Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Random Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Random Lake

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 Port Washington. 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.

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    • Frank Behrens     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Sheboygan (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1919 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Monday December 15, 1986 at the age of 67. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Sheboygan is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Behrens<4>
    • Digby Bell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday November 8, 1849 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday June 20, 1917 at the age of 67. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Digby Bell<4>
    • Lamont Bentley     (Actor)
    • Pamela Owen Britton     (Actress)
    • Ray 'Crash' Corrigan     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday February 14, 1902 and died in Brookings (Oregon) on Tueday August 10, 1976 at the age of 74. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray 'Crash' Corrigan<4>
    • Amos C. Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Wednesday February 8, 1860 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday July 6, 1888 at the age of 28. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos C. Cross<4>
    • Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday May 12, 1866 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Tueday September 6, 1927 at the age of 61. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross<4>
    • Ronnie Duman     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Dearborn (Michigan) on Monday December 2, 1929 and died in West Allis (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 9, 1968 at the age of 38. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • West Allis is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Duman<4>
    • Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday June 21, 1901 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday January 15, 1957 at the age of 55. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.<4>
    • Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Oakland (California) on Thursday December 9, 1926 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday August 30, 1959 at the age of 32. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian<4>
    • Janet Ertel     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Sheboygan (Wisconsin) on Sunday September 21, 1913 and died in Sheboygan (Wisconsin) on Tueday November 22, 1988 at the age of 75. She is buried at Wildwood Cemetery (Sheboygan County, Wisconsin).
      • Sheboygan is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Port Washington.
      • Sheboygan is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janet Ertel<4>
    • Oscar 'Happy' Felsch     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 22, 1891 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Monday August 17, 1964 at the age of 73. He is buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar 'Happy' Felsch<4>
    • Fabian Gaffke     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 5, 1913 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 8, 1992 at the age of 78. He is buried at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Milwaukee is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Port Washington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fabian Gaffke<4>

How Far From Port Washington to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Port Washington to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Port Washington to Madison, with an average speed<5>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 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,118 miles [9,846 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,861 miles [11,041.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,749 miles [7,642.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Port Washington: www.ci.port-washington.wi.us/

The official website for Ozaukee County: www.co.ozaukee.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Port Washington) 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 Port Washington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port WashingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3875, Longitude: -87.8755    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Port Washington could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>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 Port Washington 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 314.581 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.711 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.24 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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