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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 Postville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Postville 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 Postville:
    • 42.799169, -89.752901
    • 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 Postville
  • 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 Postville ...

We have found four communities that share the name Postville.

Within Wisconsin, the name Postville 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 ...
    • Iowa
      • Allamakee County
      • This Postville is located in Allamakee County and lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Postville that is located in Green County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allamakee County community of Postville.
    • Nebraska
      • Platte 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 Nebraska community of Postville [Platte County].
    • New Jersey
      • Passaic County
      • This Postville is located in Passaic County and lies 795 miles [1,279.4 km]<1> to the east of the Postville that is located in Green County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Passaic County community of Postville.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Postville lies 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Postville that is located in Green County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postville

Curious and Interesting Names Near Postville ...

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.

  • Argyle [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle [Lafayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Postville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Blue Mounds [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mounds
    • Blue Mounds [Dane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Postville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mounds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mounds
  • Forward [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forward
    • Forward [Dane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Postville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forward have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forward
  • Hollandale [Iowa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
    • Hollandale [Iowa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Postville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
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    • Jonesdale [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesdale
      • Jonesdale [Iowa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Postville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesdale
    • Little Norway [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Norway
      • Little Norway [Dane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Postville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Norway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Norway
    • Mineral Point [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Point
      • Mineral Point [Green County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Postville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Point
    • Moscow [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Iowa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Postville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Mount Horeb [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Horeb
      • Mount Horeb [Dane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Postville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,563 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Horeb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Horeb
    • Schultz [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schultz
      • Schultz [Green County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Postville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schultz have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schultz
    • Yellowstone [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowstone
      • Yellowstone [Lafayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Postville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowstone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowstone

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 Postville. 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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    • Jane Addams     (Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, social activist)
      • Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, social activist. She was born in Cedarville (Illinois) on Thursday September 6, 1860 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday May 21, 1935 at the age of 74. She is buried at Cedarville Cemetery (Stephenson County, Illinois).
      • Cedarville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Addams<4>
    • Charles Sydney Ainsworth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Manchester (England) on Sunday December 21, 1873 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday May 21, 1922 at the age of 48. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Sydney Ainsworth<4>
    • Eugene Matthew Brabender     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Postville.
      • Madison is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<4>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Madison is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<4>
    • John Steuart Curry     (Painter, muralist)
    • Kenneth Sydney Davis     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at the age of 86. The body was cremated.
      • Madison is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis<4>
    • Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at the age of 33.
      • Madison is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley<4>
    • Gale Herbert Gillingham     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday February 3, 1944 and died in Little Falls (Minnesota) on Thursday October 20, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Morrison County, Minnesota).
      • Madison is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gale Herbert Gillingham<4>
    • Allen Ludden     (Television personality)
      • Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin).
      • Mineral Point is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<4>
    • Justin Mentell     (Actor, artist)
      • Actor, artist. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Thursday December 16, 1982 and died in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Monday February 1, 2010 at the age of 27. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Mineral Point is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Mentell<4>
    • Charles 'Kid' Nichols     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Tueday September 14, 1869 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Saturday April 11, 1953 at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Madison is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Kid' Nichols<4>
    • William Conrad Styles Severson     (Sculptor)
    • Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Fitchburg is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Postville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monroe, which is the Seat of Green County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Postville to Monroe, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast (NE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,213 miles [9,998.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,958 miles [11,197.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,849 miles [7,803.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Green County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Green County: www.co.green.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Postville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Postville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7992, Longitude: -89.7529       In this case, the coordinates for Postville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Postville 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 Postville 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 315.857 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.081 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.372 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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