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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 Pound, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pound and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Pound:
    • 45.060818, -88.032048
    • 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 Pound
  • 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 Pound ...

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.

  • Beaver [Marinette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
    • Beaver [Marinette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Pound
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
  • County Line [Oconto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
    • County Line [Oconto County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Pound
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for County Line have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
  • Harmony [Marinette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Marinette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Pound
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
  • Hickory Corners [Oconto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Corners
    • Hickory Corners [Oconto County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Pound
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Corners
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kelly Brook [Oconto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Brook
      • Kelly Brook [Oconto County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pound
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Brook
    • Lake [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Marinette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pound
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
    • Lena [Oconto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Oconto County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Pound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
    • May Corner [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Corner
      • May Corner [Marinette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Pound
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on May Corner
    • Pound [Marinette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pound
      • Pound [Marinette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Pound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pound
    • Spruce [Oconto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce
      • Spruce [Oconto County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pound
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce

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 Pound. 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 ...
    • Elinor Martineau Coyle     (Author, photographer, historian)
      • Author, photographer, historian. She was born in Marinette (Wisconsin) on Monday June 7, 1909 and died in Dayton (Ohio) on Thursday August 21, 1997 at the age of 88. She is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Marinette is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elinor Martineau Coyle<3>
    • Bill Rademacher     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Menominee (Michigan) on Wednesday May 13, 1942 and died in Marquette (Michigan) on Monday April 2, 2018 at the age of 75.
      • Menominee is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Pound.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bill Rademacher<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marinette, which is the Seat of Marinette County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Pound to Marinette, with an average speed<4> 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 153 miles [246.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,042 miles [9,723.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,790 miles [10,927.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,684 miles [7,538.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marinette County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marinette County: www.marinettecounty.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Pound) 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 Pound. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PoundOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pound. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0608, Longitude: -88.0320       In this case, the coordinates for Pound 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 Pound 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 314.647 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.026 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.797 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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