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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 Preston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Preston 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 Preston:
    • 44.022470, -89.775126
    • 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 Preston
  • 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 Preston ...

We have found three communities that share the name Preston.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Preston.

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

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Trempealeau County
      • This Preston is located in Trempealeau County and lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Preston that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trempealeau County community of Preston.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New London County
      • This Preston is located in New London County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<1> to the east of the Preston that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New London County community of Preston.
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Preston is located in Chenango County and lies 719 miles [1,157.1 km]<1> to the east of the Preston that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Preston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Preston ...

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.

  • Big Flats [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Flats
    • Big Flats [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Preston
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Flats
  • Cottonville [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonville
    • Cottonville [Adams County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Preston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonville
  • Friendship [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 676 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Grand Marsh [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Marsh
    • Grand Marsh [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Preston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Marsh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Marsh
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Kelly [Juneau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Juneau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Preston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • Pilot Knob [Adams County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Knob
      • Pilot Knob [Adams County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Preston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Springbluff [Adams County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbluff
      • Springbluff [Adams County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Preston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springbluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Strongs Prairie [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strongs Prairie
      • Strongs Prairie [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Preston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strongs Prairie

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 Preston. 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 ...
    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Wisconsin Dells is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Preston.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Friendship, which is the Seat of Adams County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Preston to Madison, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,154 miles [9,903.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,901 miles [11,106.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,796 miles [7,718.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Adams County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Preston) 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 Preston. 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 PrestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0225, Longitude: -89.7751       In this case, the coordinates for Preston 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 Preston 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 315.865 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.262 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.036 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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