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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 Prairie du Chien, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Prairie du Chien 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 Prairie du Chien:
    • 43.072761, -91.107907
    • 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 Prairie du Chien
  • 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 Prairie du Chien ...

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.

  • Eldergrove [Allamakee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldergrove
    • Eldergrove [Allamakee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie du Chien
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldergrove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldergrove
  • Farmersburg [Clayton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmersburg
    • Farmersburg [Clayton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie du Chien
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmersburg
  • Harpers Ferry [Allamakee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Ferry
    • Harpers Ferry [Allamakee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Prairie du Chien
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 326 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Ferry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harpers Ferry<3>
  • Ion [Allamakee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ion
    • Ion [Allamakee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Prairie du Chien
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ion
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    • Maud [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maud
      • Maud [Allamakee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie du Chien
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
    • Mount Hope [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Prairie du Chien
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Sixteen [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixteen
      • Sixteen [Allamakee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Prairie du Chien
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sixteen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixteen
    • Woodman [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodman
      • Woodman [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Prairie du Chien
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodman
    • Yellow River [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow River
      • Yellow River [Allamakee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Prairie du Chien
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow River

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 Prairie du Chien. 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 ...
    • Clifford Donald Simak     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Millville (Wisconsin) on Wednesday August 3, 1904 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday April 25, 1988 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Millville is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Prairie du Chien.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Donald Simak<4>

How Far From Prairie du Chien 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 community such as Prairie du Chien to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Prairie du Chien, which is the Seat of Crawford County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Prairie du Chien 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 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,247 miles [10,053.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,995 miles [11,257.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,889 miles [7,868.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Crawford County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Prairie du Chien) 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 Prairie du Chien. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prairie du ChienOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie du Chien. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0728, Longitude: -91.1079       In this case, the coordinates for Prairie du Chien 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Prairie du Chien 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 316.783 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.176 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.997 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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