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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 Readstown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Readstown 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 Readstown:
    • 43.448865, -90.759019
    • 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 Readstown
  • 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 Readstown ...

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.

  • Bosstown [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosstown
    • Bosstown [Richland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Readstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bosstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosstown
  • Fargo [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fargo
    • Fargo [Vernon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Readstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fargo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
  • Jimtown [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
    • Jimtown [Richland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Readstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jimtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jimtown
  • Liberty [Vernon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Vernon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Readstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • 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 west of Readstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Pole
    • Pine Knob [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Knob
      • Pine Knob [Crawford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Readstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Knob
    • Rolling Ground [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Ground
      • Rolling Ground [Crawford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Readstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Ground
    • Soldiers Grove [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soldiers Grove
      • Soldiers Grove [Crawford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Readstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soldiers Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soldiers Grove
    • Sugar Grove [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Vernon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Readstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
    • Towerville [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towerville
      • Towerville [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Readstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towerville
    • Tunnelville [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnelville
      • Tunnelville [Richland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Readstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunnelville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnelville

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 Readstown. 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 ...
    • Clifford Donald Simak     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Millville (Wisconsin) on Wednesday August 3, 1904 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday April 25, 1988 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Millville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Readstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Donald Simak<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Viroqua, which is the Seat of Vernon County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Readstown to Viroqua, 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 73 miles [117.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 778 miles [1,252.1 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,216 miles [10,003.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,964 miles [11,207.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,859 miles [7,819.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Vernon County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Readstown. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Readstown) 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 Readstown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ReadstownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Readstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4489, Longitude: -90.7590       In this case, the coordinates for Readstown 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 Readstown 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 316.545 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.956 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.714 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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