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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:
    • 44.300514, -91.258217
    • 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 ...
    • Adams County
      • This Preston is located in Adams County and lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Preston that is located in Trempealeau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Preston.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New London County
      • This Preston is located in New London County and lies 989 miles [1,591.6 km]<1> to the east of the Preston that is located in Trempealeau 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 793 miles [1,276.2 km]<1> to the east of the Preston that is located in Trempealeau 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.

  • Blair [Trempealeau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair
    • Blair [Trempealeau County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,330 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blair
  • Coral City [Trempealeau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral City
    • Coral City [Trempealeau County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Preston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coral City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coral City
  • Dewey Corners [Trempealeau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey Corners
    • Dewey Corners [Trempealeau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Preston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey Corners
  • Elk Creek [Trempealeau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Creek
    • Elk Creek [Trempealeau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Preston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Creek
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    • Franklin [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Preston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Frenchville [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchville
      • Frenchville [Trempealeau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Preston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchville
    • Independence [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Trempealeau County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • New City [Trempealeau County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New City
      • New City [Trempealeau County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Preston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pigeon Falls [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon Falls
      • Pigeon Falls [Trempealeau County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeon Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon Falls
    • Pleasantville [Trempealeau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Trempealeau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Preston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville

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 ...
    • Paul Robert Giel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Winona (Minnesota) on Thursday September 29, 1932 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Wednesday May 22, 2002 at the age of 69. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Winona is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Preston.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Robert Giel<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Preston.
      • Black River Falls is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Preston.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip 'Phil' Haugstad<3>
    • Nicholas Ray     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Galesville (Wisconsin) on Monday August 7, 1911 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday June 16, 1979 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (La Crosse County, Wisconsin).
      • Galesville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Preston.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nicholas Ray<3>

How Far From Preston 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 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 ...
    • Whitehall, which is the Seat of Trempealeau County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Preston to Madison, with an average speed<4>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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,190 miles [9,961.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,941 miles [11,170.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,841 miles [7,790.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Trempealeau 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 Trempealeau County: www.tremplocounty.com/

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 things 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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: 44.3005, Longitude: -91.2582       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 316.888 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.464 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.742 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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