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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 Farm, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Prairie Farm 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 Farm:
    • 45.251906, -91.977401
    • 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 Farm
  • 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 Farm ...

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.

  • Clear Lake [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake
    • Clear Lake [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Prairie Farm
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,099 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake
  • Comstock [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comstock
    • Comstock [Barron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Prairie Farm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comstock
  • Emerald [Saint Croix County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald
    • Emerald [Saint Croix County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie Farm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald
  • Emerald Station [Saint Croix County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Station
    • Emerald Station [Saint Croix County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie Farm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Station
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    • Forest [Saint Croix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Saint Croix County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie Farm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Graytown [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graytown
      • Graytown [Barron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie Farm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graytown
    • Joel [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joel
      • Joel [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie Farm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joel
    • Prairie Farm [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Farm
      • Prairie Farm [Barron County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Prairie Farm
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Farm
    • Range [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Range
      • Range [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie Farm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Range have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Range
    • Sand Creek [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Creek
      • Sand Creek [Dunn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Prairie Farm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Creek
    • Turtle Lake [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Barron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie Farm
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle 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 Prairie Farm. 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 ...
    • Ben Hur Lampman     (Writer)
      • Writer. He was born in Barron (Wisconsin) on Sunday August 22, 1886 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday January 24, 1954 at the age of 67. He is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Barron is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Prairie Farm.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ben Hur Lampman<3>
    • Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at the age of 92. He is buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Boyceville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Prairie Farm.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko<3>
    • Andy 'Handy Andy' Pafko     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at the age of 92. He is buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Boyceville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Prairie Farm.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy 'Handy Andy' Pafko<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Barron, which is the Seat of Barron County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Prairie Farm to Barron, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 197 miles [317 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,166 miles [9,923.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,920 miles [11,136.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,826 miles [7,766.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Barron County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Barron County: www.co.barron.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- Prairie Farm) 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 Farm. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prairie FarmOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie Farm. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2519, Longitude: -91.9774       In this case, the coordinates for Prairie Farm 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 Prairie Farm 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 317.386 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.16 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.863 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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