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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 Raintree, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Raintree 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 Raintree:
    • 43.196659, -89.287894
    • 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 Raintree
  • 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 Raintree ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Raintree.

Within Wisconsin, the name Raintree is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • This Raintree is located in Maricopa County and lies 1,396 miles [2,246.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Raintree that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Raintree.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Raintree is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 723 miles [1,163.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Raintree that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Raintree.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Raintree is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 718 miles [1,155.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Raintree that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Raintree.
      • Onslow County
      • This Raintree is located in Onslow County and lies 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the southeast of the Raintree that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onslow County community of Raintree.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenwood County
      • This Raintree is located in Greenwood County and lies 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Raintree that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenwood County community of Raintree.
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Raintree is located in Spartanburg County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the southeast of the Raintree that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Raintree.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Raintree is located in Weber County and lies 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km]<1> to the west of the Raintree that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Raintree.
    • Virginia
      • Albemarle County
      • This Raintree is located in Albemarle County and lies 667 miles [1,073.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Raintree that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albemarle County community of Raintree.
      • Prince William County
      • This Raintree is located in Prince William County and lies 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the east southeast of the Raintree that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince William County community of Raintree.
      • Stafford County
      • This Raintree is located in Stafford County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the east southeast of the Raintree that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Raintree.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Raintree ...

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.

  • Catfish [Dane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catfish
    • Catfish [Dane County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Raintree
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catfish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cottage Grove [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
    • Cottage Grove [Dane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Raintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,158 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
  • Darwin [Dane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darwin
    • Darwin [Dane County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Raintree
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • DeForest [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeForest
    • DeForest [Dane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Raintree
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,915 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeForest
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Elmside [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmside
      • Elmside [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Raintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmside
    • Maple Bluff [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Bluff
      • Maple Bluff [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Raintree
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Bluff
    • Pebble Valley [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebble Valley
      • Pebble Valley [Dane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Raintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebble Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebble Valley
    • Pierceville [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierceville
      • Pierceville [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Raintree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierceville
    • Seminary Springs [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary Springs
      • Seminary Springs [Dane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Raintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary Springs
    • Sunburst [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunburst
      • Sunburst [Dane County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Raintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunburst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunburst
    • Token Creek [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Token Creek
      • Token Creek [Dane County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Raintree
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Token Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Token Creek

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 Raintree. 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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    • Charles Sydney Ainsworth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Manchester (England) on Sunday December 21, 1873 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday May 21, 1922 at the age of 48. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Raintree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Sydney Ainsworth<3>
    • Eugene Matthew Brabender     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Raintree.
      • Madison is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Raintree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<3>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Madison is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Raintree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<3>
    • John Steuart Curry     (Painter, muralist)
    • Kenneth Sydney Davis     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at the age of 86. The body was cremated.
      • Madison is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Raintree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis<3>
    • Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at the age of 33.
      • Madison is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Raintree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley<3>
    • Gale Herbert Gillingham     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday February 3, 1944 and died in Little Falls (Minnesota) on Thursday October 20, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Morrison County, Minnesota).
      • Madison is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Raintree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gale Herbert Gillingham<3>
    • Frederick Charles 'Fred' Merkle     (Major League Baseball)
    • Charles 'Kid' Nichols     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Tueday September 14, 1869 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Saturday April 11, 1953 at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Madison is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Raintree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Kid' Nichols<3>
    • Dr. William David Sansum     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Baraboo (Wisconsin) on Saturday September 25, 1880 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Monday January 5, 1948 at the age of 67. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Baraboo is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Raintree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. William David Sansum<3>
    • William Conrad Styles Severson     (Sculptor)
    • Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Fitchburg is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Raintree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<3>
    • Robert James 'Red' Wilson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 7, 1929 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday August 8, 2014 at the age of 85. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Raintree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert James 'Red' Wilson<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the Seat of Dane County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Raintree to Madison, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest (SW). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 702 miles [1,129.8 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 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,177 miles [9,940.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,922 miles [11,139.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,813 miles [7,745.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Raintree) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raintree. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1967, Longitude: -89.2879       In this case, the coordinates for Raintree 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 Raintree 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 315.539 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.775 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.021 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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