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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 Poygan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Poygan 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 Poygan:
    • 44.124426, -88.822334
    • 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 Poygan
  • 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 Poygan ...

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.

  • Auroraville [Waushara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auroraville
    • Auroraville [Waushara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Poygan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auroraville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auroraville
  • Brushville [Waushara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushville
    • Brushville [Waushara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Poygan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushville
  • Eureka [Winnebago County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka [Winnebago County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Poygan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
  • Fountain Valley [Waushara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Valley
    • Fountain Valley [Waushara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Poygan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Valley
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    • Harbor Springs [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor Springs
      • Harbor Springs [Winnebago County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Poygan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor Springs
    • Indian Shores [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Shores
      • Indian Shores [Winnebago County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Poygan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Shores
    • Island Park [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Park
      • Island Park [Winnebago County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Poygan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Park
    • Poy Sippi [Waushara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poy Sippi
      • Poy Sippi [Waushara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Poygan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poy Sippi
    • Red Banks [Waupaca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Banks
      • Red Banks [Waupaca County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Poygan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Banks

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 Poygan. 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 ...
    • Carrie Chapman Catt     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Ripon (Wisconsin) on Sunday January 9, 1859 and died in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday March 9, 1947 at the age of 88. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Ripon is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Poygan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Chapman Catt<3>
    • Charles E. Sample     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Monday January 5, 1920 and died in Neenah (Wisconsin) on Tueday May 15, 2001 at the age of 81. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Outagamie County, Wisconsin).
      • Neenah is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Poygan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles E. Sample<3>
    • Alice Washburn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Oshkosh (Wisconsin) on Wednesday September 12, 1860 and died in Oshkosh (Wisconsin) on Monday November 18, 1929 at the age of 69. She is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Winnebago County, Wisconsin).
      • Oshkosh is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Poygan.
      • Oshkosh is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Poygan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Washburn<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Oshkosh, which is the Seat of Winnebago County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Poygan to Oshkosh, 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 78 miles [125.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,115 miles [9,841.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,862 miles [11,043.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,755 miles [7,652.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Winnebago County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Winnebago County: www.co.winnebago.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- Poygan) 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 Poygan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PoyganOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poygan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1244, Longitude: -88.8223       In this case, the coordinates for Poygan 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 Poygan 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 315.211 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.532 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.506 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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