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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 Purdy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Purdy 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 Purdy:
    • 43.516918, -91.048186
    • 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 Purdy
  • 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 Purdy ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Purdy.

Within Wisconsin, the name Purdy is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, twelve are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Madison County
      • This Purdy is located in Madison County and lies 529 miles [851.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Purdy.
    • Iowa
      • Lucas County
      • This Purdy is located in Lucas County and lies 197 miles [317 km]<1> to the southwest of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lucas County community of Purdy.
    • Kansas
      • Morton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Purdy [Morton County].
    • Kentucky
      • Adair County
      • This Purdy is located in Adair County and lies 536 miles [862.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Purdy.
    • Michigan
      • Tuscola County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Purdy [Tuscola County].
    • Missouri
      • Barry County
      • This Purdy is located in Barry County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barry County community of Purdy.
    • Oklahoma
      • Garvin County
      • This Purdy is located in Garvin County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garvin County community of Purdy.
    • Ontario
      • This Purdy lies 667 miles [1,073.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
    • Tennessee
      • McNairy County
      • This Purdy is located in McNairy County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McNairy County community of Purdy.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Purdy is located in Weber County and lies 1,075 miles [1,730 km]<1> to the west of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Purdy.
    • Virginia
      • Greensville County
      • This Purdy is located in Greensville County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greensville County community of Purdy.
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • This Purdy is located in Pierce County and lies 1,541 miles [2,480 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Purdy.
    • West Virginia
      • Calhoun County
      • This Purdy is located in Calhoun County and lies 603 miles [970.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Purdy that is located in Vernon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Purdy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Purdy ...

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.

  • Bud [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
    • Bud [Vernon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bud have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
  • Chaseburg [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaseburg
    • Chaseburg [Vernon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Purdy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaseburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaseburg
  • De Soto [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
    • De Soto [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
  • Fargo [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fargo
    • Fargo [Vernon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Purdy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fargo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Liberty Pole [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Pole
      • Liberty Pole [Vernon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Pole
    • Red Mound [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mound
      • Red Mound [Vernon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mound
    • Reed [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
      • Reed [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
    • Retreat [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retreat
      • Retreat [Vernon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Retreat
    • Rising Sun [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Crawford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • Romance [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Vernon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
    • Victory [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory
      • Victory [Vernon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory

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 Purdy. 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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    • Edward 'Big Ed' Konetchy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in La Crosse (Wisconsin) on Thursday September 3, 1885 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Tueday May 27, 1947 at the age of 61. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas).
      • La Crosse is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward 'Big Ed' Konetchy<4>
    • Nancy Parsons     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Saturday January 17, 1942 and died in La Crosse (Wisconsin) on Friday January 5, 2001 at the age of 59. She is buried at Viroqua Cemetery (Vernon County, Wisconsin).
      • La Crosse is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Parsons<4>
    • Ford Sterling     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in La Crosse (Wisconsin) on Friday November 3, 1882 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday October 13, 1939 at the age of 56. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • La Crosse is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Purdy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ford Sterling<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Viroqua, which is the Seat of Vernon County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 88 miles [141.6 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Purdy to Madison, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 793 miles [1,276.2 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,223 miles [10,014.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,971 miles [11,218.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,867 miles [7,832.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Purdy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Purdy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5169, Longitude: -91.0482       In this case, the coordinates for Purdy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Purdy 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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Purdy to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.744 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.192 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.846 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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