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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 Preble, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Preble 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 Preble:
    • 44.498881, -87.970109
    • 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 Preble
  • 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 Preble ...

We have found six communities that share the name Preble.

Within Wisconsin, the name Preble is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Choctaw County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Choctaw County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Preble.
    • Indiana
      • Adams County
      • This Preble is located in Adams County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Preble that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preble
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Preble.
    • Minnesota
      • Fillmore County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Preble [Fillmore County].
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt County
      • This Preble is located in Humboldt County and lies 1,503 miles [2,418.8 km]<2> to the west of the Preble that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preble
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Preble.
    • New York
      • Cortland County
      • This Preble is located in Cortland County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<2> to the east of the Preble that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preble
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cortland County community of Preble.
    • Texas
      • Parker County
      • This Preble is located in Parker County and lies 970 miles [1,561.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Preble that is located in Brown County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preble
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parker County community of Preble.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Preble ...

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.

  • Champion [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
    • Champion [Brown County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Preble
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion
  • Chapel Ridge [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Ridge
    • Chapel Ridge [Brown County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Preble
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Ridge
  • Duck Creek [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Creek
    • Duck Creek [Brown County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Preble
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duck Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Creek
  • Henrysville [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrysville
    • Henrysville [Brown County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Preble
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henrysville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrysville
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    • Hobart [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobart
      • Hobart [Brown County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Preble
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobart have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobart
    • Howard [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Brown County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Preble
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
    • Humboldt [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt
      • Humboldt [Brown County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Preble
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
    • Poland [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland
      • Poland [Brown County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Preble
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poland
    • Red Banks [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Banks
      • Red Banks [Brown County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Preble
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Banks
    • Sugar Bush [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Bush
      • Sugar Bush [Brown County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Preble
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Bush
    • Tremble [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremble
      • Tremble [Brown County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Preble
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremble have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremble

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 Preble. 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.

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    • Anthony R. 'Tony' Canadeo     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday May 5, 1919 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Saturday November 29, 2003 at the age of 84. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Preble.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anthony R. 'Tony' Canadeo<5>
    • Earl 'Curly' Lambeau     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Saturday April 9, 1898 and died in Sturgeon Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday June 1, 1965 at the age of 67. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Preble.
      • Sturgeon Bay is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the northeast of Preble.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl 'Curly' Lambeau<5>
    • Dale Livingston     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Plymouth (Michigan) on Monday March 12, 1945 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Monday January 5, 2009 at the age of 63. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Preble.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dale Livingston<5>
    • John Martinkovic     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hamilton (Ohio) on Monday April 4, 1927 and died in Allouez (Wisconsin) on Thursday February 8, 2018 at the age of 90. He is buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Allouez is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Preble.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Martinkovic<5>
    • Mike Michalske     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday April 24, 1903 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 26, 1983 at the age of 80. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin).
      • Green Bay is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Preble.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Michalske<5>
    • 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).
      • Green Bay is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Preble.
      • Neenah is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the southwest of Preble.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles E. Sample<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Green Bay, which is the Seat of Brown County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 121 miles [194.7 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Preble to Madison, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,067 miles [9,763.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,813 miles [10,964.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,706 miles [7,573.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brown County: www.co.brown.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Preble, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Preble) 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 Preble. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrebleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preble. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4989, Longitude: -87.9701    
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Preble could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Preble to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.621 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.916 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.944 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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