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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 Pray, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pray 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 Pray:
    • 44.373901, -90.497343
    • 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 Pray
  • 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

Communities Also Named Pray ...

We have found one communities that share the name Pray.

Within Wisconsin, the name Pray is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Pray in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Montana
      • Park County
      • This Pray is located in Park County and lies 987 miles [1,588.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pray that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Park County community of Pray.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pray ...

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.

  • Chili [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chili
    • Chili [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Pray
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chili
  • Christie [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christie
    • Christie [Clark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Pray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christie
  • Globe [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
    • Globe [Clark County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Pray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Globe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
  • Kirby [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
    • Kirby [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Pray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lees Crossing [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Crossing
      • Lees Crossing [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Pray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Crossing
    • Lynn [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Pray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Lynxville [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynxville
      • Lynxville [Crawford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynxville
    • Meadow Valley [Juneau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Valley
      • Meadow Valley [Juneau County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Pray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Valley
    • Shamrock [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamrock
      • Shamrock [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Pray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shamrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamrock
    • Shortville [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shortville
      • Shortville [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Pray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shortville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shortville
    • Speck Oaks [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speck Oaks
      • Speck Oaks [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Pray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speck Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speck Oaks

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 Pray. 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 ...
    • Philip 'Phil' Haugstad     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Black River Falls (Wisconsin) on Sunday March 23, 1924 and died in Black River Falls (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 21, 1998 at the age of 74. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Jackson County, Wisconsin).
      • Black River Falls is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Pray.
      • Black River Falls is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Pray.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip 'Phil' Haugstad<3>
    • Woodrow Wilson Rawls     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at the age of 71. The body was cremated.
      • Marshfield is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Pray.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Black River Falls, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pray to Black River Falls, 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 five to six hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 789 miles [1,269.8 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,161 miles [9,915.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,911 miles [11,122.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,809 miles [7,739.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Jackson County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.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' (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- Pray) 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 Pray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3739, Longitude: -90.4973    
<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 Pray 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 316.36 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.873 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.316 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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