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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 Queenstown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Queenstown 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 Queenstown:
    • 45.351911, -90.288202
    • 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 Queenstown
  • 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 Queenstown ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Queenstown.

Within Wisconsin, the name Queenstown is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, five are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Queenstown is located in Jefferson County and lies 835 miles [1,343.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Queenstown that is located in Taylor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Queenstown.
    • Alberta
      • This Queenstown lies 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Queenstown that is located in Taylor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • This Queenstown is located in Prince George's County and lies 811 miles [1,305.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Queenstown that is located in Taylor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Queenstown.
      • Queen Anne's County
      • This Queenstown is located in Queen Anne's County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the east southeast of the Queenstown that is located in Taylor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queen Anne's County community of Queenstown.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Queenstown lies 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km]<1> to the east of the Queenstown that is located in Taylor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Queenstown is located in Armstrong County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Queenstown that is located in Taylor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Queenstown.
    • Virginia
      • Lancaster County
      • This Queenstown is located in Lancaster County and lies 886 miles [1,425.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Queenstown that is located in Taylor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Queenstown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Queenstown ...

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.

  • Cranberry Lake [Price County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranberry Lake
    • Cranberry Lake [Price County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Queenstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranberry Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranberry Lake
  • Dover [Price County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Price County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Queenstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Little Black [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Black
    • Little Black [Taylor County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Queenstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Black have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Black
  • Rib Lake [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rib Lake
    • Rib Lake [Taylor County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Queenstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 861 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rib Lake
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Spirit [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit
      • Spirit [Price County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Queenstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spirit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spirit
    • Spirit Falls [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit Falls
      • Spirit Falls [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Queenstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spirit Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spirit Falls
    • Stetsonville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stetsonville
      • Stetsonville [Taylor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Queenstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 518 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stetsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stetsonville
    • Tripoli [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tripoli
      • Tripoli [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Queenstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tripoli have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tripoli

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 Queenstown. 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 ...
    • Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Medford (Wisconsin) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Redlands (California) on Sunday January 20, 2008 at the age of 98. She is buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California).
      • Medford is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Queenstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier<3>
    • Dennis Morgan     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Prentice (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 20, 1908 and died in Fresno (California) on Wednesday September 7, 1994 at the age of 85. He is buried at Oakhill Cemetery (Madera County, California).
      • Prentice is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Queenstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Morgan<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Medford, which is the Seat of Taylor County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Queenstown to Medford, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,105 miles [9,825 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,856 miles [11,033.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,758 miles [7,657.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Taylor County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Taylor County: www.taylor-county.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- Queenstown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Queenstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3519, Longitude: -90.2882       In this case, the coordinates for Queenstown 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 Queenstown 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 316.201 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.829 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.917 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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