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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 Potter Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Potter Lake 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 Potter Lake:
    • 42.821681, -88.348983
    • 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 Potter Lake
  • 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 Potter Lake ...

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.

  • Bowers [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowers
    • Bowers [Walworth County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Potter Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
  • Cedar Park [Racine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Park
    • Cedar Park [Racine County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Potter Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Park
  • Eagle [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
    • Eagle [Waukesha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Potter Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,193 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
  • Eagleville [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
    • Eagleville [Waukesha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Potter Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Harbor Heights [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Heights
      • Harbor Heights [Racine County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Potter Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Heights
    • Honey Creek [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Creek
      • Honey Creek [Racine County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Potter Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Creek
    • Honey Lake [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Lake
      • Honey Lake [Racine County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Potter Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Lake
    • Little Prairie [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Prairie
      • Little Prairie [Walworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Potter Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Prairie
    • Mayhews [Walworth County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayhews
      • Mayhews [Walworth County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Potter Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayhews have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wind Lake [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wind Lake
      • Wind Lake [Racine County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Potter Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wind 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 Potter Lake. 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 ...
    • Edward Emerson Barnard     (Astronomer)
      • Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Williams Bay is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Digby Bell<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray 'Crash' Corrigan<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos C. Cross<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross<3>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Duman<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Potter Lake.
      • Milwaukee is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian<3>
    • Nick Etten     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Spring Grove (Illinois) on Friday September 19, 1913 and died in Hinsdale (Illinois) on Thursday October 18, 1990 at the age of 77. He is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Spring Grove is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Etten<3>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Potter Lake.
      • Milwaukee is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar 'Happy' Felsch<3>
    • Lynn Fontanne     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Woodford (England) on Tueday December 6, 1887 and died in Genesee Depot (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 10, 1983 at the age of 95. She is buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Genesee Depot is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Potter Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Fontanne<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkhorn, which is the Seat of Walworth County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Potter Lake to Elkhorn, with an average speed<4> 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 55 miles [88.5 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,162 miles [9,916.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,905 miles [11,112.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,792 miles [7,712 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Walworth County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walworth County: www.co.walworth.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- Potter Lake) 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 Potter Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Potter LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Potter Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8217, Longitude: -88.3490       In this case, the coordinates for Potter Lake 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>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.
<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 Potter Lake 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 314.907 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.002 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.65 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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