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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 Rhine, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rhine 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 Rhine:
    • 43.862772, -87.956760
    • 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 Rhine
  • 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 Rhine ...

We have found three communities that share the name Rhine.

Within Wisconsin, the name Rhine is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Dodge County
      • This Rhine is located in Dodge County and lies 859 miles [1,382.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Rhine that is located in Sheboygan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dodge County community of Rhine.
    • Kansas
      • Sherman 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 Rhine [Sherman County].
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe 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 North Carolina community of Rhine [Ashe County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rhine ...

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.

  • Elkhart Lake [Sheboygan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhart Lake
    • Elkhart Lake [Sheboygan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rhine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhart Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhart Lake
  • Franklin [Sheboygan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Sheboygan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rhine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Greenbush [Sheboygan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbush
    • Greenbush [Sheboygan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rhine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbush have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbush
  • Howards Grove [Sheboygan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howards Grove
    • Howards Grove [Sheboygan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rhine
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howards Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howards Grove
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    • Hulls Crossing [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hulls Crossing
      • Hulls Crossing [Sheboygan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rhine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hulls Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hulls Crossing
    • Louis Corners [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louis Corners
      • Louis Corners [Manitowoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Rhine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louis Corners
    • New Paris [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Paris
      • New Paris [Sheboygan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rhine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Paris
    • Plymouth [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Sheboygan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Rhine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Rockville [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Manitowoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rhine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • School Hill [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for School Hill
      • School Hill [Manitowoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rhine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on School Hill
    • Spring Valley [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Manitowoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rhine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley

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 Rhine. 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 ...
    • Frank Behrens     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Sheboygan (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1919 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Monday December 15, 1986 at the age of 67. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Sheboygan is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Rhine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Behrens<4>
    • Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Janet Ertel     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Sheboygan (Wisconsin) on Sunday September 21, 1913 and died in Sheboygan (Wisconsin) on Tueday November 22, 1988 at the age of 75. She is buried at Wildwood Cemetery (Sheboygan County, Wisconsin).
      • Sheboygan is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Rhine.
      • Sheboygan is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Rhine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janet Ertel<4>
    • John Weldon Wyckoff     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Sunday February 19, 1893 and died in Sheboygan Falls (Wisconsin) on Monday May 8, 1961 at the age of 68.
      • Sheboygan Falls is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Rhine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Weldon Wyckoff<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sheboygan, which is the Seat of Sheboygan County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rhine to Sheboygan, with an average speed<5> 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 90 miles [144.8 km] to the southwest (SW). 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,098 miles [9,813.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,842 miles [11,011.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,732 miles [7,615.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Sheboygan County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sheboygan County: www.co.sheboygan.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 from Point A (ie- Rhine) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rhine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8628, Longitude: -87.9568       In this case, the coordinates for Rhine 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Rhine 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 Rhine 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 314.627 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.831 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.136 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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