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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 Princeton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Princeton 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 Princeton:
    • 43.830258, -89.128727
    • 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 Princeton
  • 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 Princeton ...

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.

  • Berlin [Green Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [Green Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,383 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
  • Dakota [Waushara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dakota
    • Dakota [Waushara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Princeton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dakota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dakota
  • Fairwater [Fond du Lac County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairwater
    • Fairwater [Fond du Lac County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairwater
  • Green Lake [Green Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lake
    • Green Lake [Green Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 959 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
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    • Green Lake Station [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lake Station
      • Green Lake Station [Green Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Lake Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake Station
    • Indian Hills [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Green Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Pleasant Point [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Point
      • Pleasant Point [Green Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Point
    • Redgranite [Waushara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redgranite
      • Redgranite [Waushara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Princeton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redgranite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redgranite
    • Rush Lake [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Lake
      • Rush Lake [Winnebago County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rush Lake
    • Sandstone Bluff [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandstone Bluff
      • Sandstone Bluff [Green Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandstone Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandstone Bluff
    • Spring Grove [Green Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Green Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Princeton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove

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 Princeton. 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 ...
    • Carrie Chapman Catt     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Ripon (Wisconsin) on Sunday January 9, 1859 and died in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday March 9, 1947 at the age of 88. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Ripon is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Princeton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Chapman Catt<3>

How Far From Princeton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Princeton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Green Lake, which is the Seat of Green Lake County and lies just to the East.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 54 miles [86.9 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Princeton to Madison, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 712 miles [1,145.9 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 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,141 miles [9,883 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,887 miles [11,083.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,779 miles [7,691.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Green Lake County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Green Lake County: www.co.green-lake.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Princeton) 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 Princeton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrincetonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8303, Longitude: -89.1287       In this case, the coordinates for Princeton 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 Princeton 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 315.425 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.734 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.754 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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