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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 Reed, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Reed 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 Reed:
    • 43.376087, -91.039018
    • 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 Reed
  • 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 Reed ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Reed.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Reed.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Reed [Chippewa County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Desha County
      • This Reed is located in Desha County and lies 668 miles [1,075 km]<2> to the south of the Reed that is located in Crawford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Desha County community of Reed.
      • Howard County
      • This Reed is located in Howard County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the south southwest of the Reed that is located in Crawford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Reed.
      • Sharp County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Reed [Sharp County].
    • California
      • Marin County
      • This Reed is located in Marin County and lies 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km]<2> to the west of the Reed that is located in Crawford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marin County community of Reed.
      • Yuba County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Reed [Yuba County].
    • Georgia
      • Hall County
      • This Reed is located in Hall County and lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Reed that is located in Crawford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Reed.
      • Harris County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Reed [Harris County].
    • Illinois
      • Henderson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Reed [Henderson County].
    • Indiana
      • Delaware County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Reed [Delaware County].
      • Lawrence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Reed [Lawrence County].
    • Kentucky
      • Henderson County
      • This Reed is located in Henderson County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Reed that is located in Crawford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Reed.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Reed is located in Aroostook County and lies 1,134 miles [1,825 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Reed that is located in Crawford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Reed.
    • Mississippi
      • Perry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Reed [Perry County].
    • Ohio
      • Perry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Reed [Perry County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Greer County
      • This Reed is located in Greer County and lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<2> to the southwest of the Reed that is located in Crawford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greer County community of Reed.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Reed is located in Lane County and lies 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Reed that is located in Crawford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Reed.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Dauphin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Reed [Dauphin County].
      • Huntingdon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Reed [Huntingdon County].
      • Indiana County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Reed [Indiana County].
      • Mercer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Reed [Mercer County].
      • Northumberland County
      • This Reed is located in Northumberland County and lies 758 miles [1,219.9 km]<2> to the east of the Reed that is located in Crawford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Reed.
    • South Carolina
      • Richland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Reed [Richland County].
    • South Dakota
      • Reed #1
      • This community is historic<1> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Reed.
    • Texas
      • Cooke County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Reed [Cooke County].
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Reed is located in Davis County and lies 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km]<2> to the west of the Reed that is located in Crawford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Reed.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Reed [Kanawha County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Reed ...

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.

  • De Soto [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
    • De Soto [Crawford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Reed
    • 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]<2> to the northeast of Reed
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fargo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
  • Ferryville [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferryville
    • Ferryville [Crawford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Reed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferryville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferryville
  • Gays Mills [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gays Mills
    • Gays Mills [Crawford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Reed
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 504 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gays Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gays Mills
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Liberty Pole [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Pole
      • Liberty Pole [Vernon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Reed
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Reed
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Knob
    • Purdy [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy
      • Purdy [Vernon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Reed
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
    • Red Mound [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mound
      • Red Mound [Vernon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Reed
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mound
    • Retreat [Vernon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retreat
      • Retreat [Vernon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Reed
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Retreat
    • Rising Sun [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Crawford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Reed
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • Towerville [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towerville
      • Towerville [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Reed
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towerville
    • Village Creek [Allamakee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Creek
      • Village Creek [Allamakee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Reed
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village 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 Reed. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Reed.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Donald Simak<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Prairie du Chien, which is the Seat of Crawford County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Reed to Prairie du Chien, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 85 miles [136.8 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 789 miles [1,269.8 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,229 miles [10,024.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,978 miles [11,230 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,873 miles [7,842.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Crawford County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Reed 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.
<2>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- Reed) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reed. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3761, Longitude: -91.0390       In this case, the coordinates for Reed have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Reed, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Reed to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.737 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.165 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.88 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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