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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 Rice Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rice Lake 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 Rice Lake:
    • 45.496902, -91.739336
    • 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 Rice Lake
  • 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 Rice Lake ...

We have found six communities that share the name Rice Lake.

Within Wisconsin, the name Rice Lake is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Minnesota
      • Clearwater County
      • This Rice Lake is located in Clearwater County and lies 221 miles [355.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rice Lake that is located in Barron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearwater County community of Rice Lake.
      • Dodge 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 Minnesota community of Rice Lake [Dodge County].
      • Steele County
      • This Rice Lake is located in Steele County and lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the southwest of the Rice Lake that is located in Barron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steele County community of Rice Lake.
      • Wright County
      • This Rice Lake is located in Wright County and lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the west southwest of the Rice Lake that is located in Barron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wright County community of Rice Lake.
    • Ontario
      • This Rice Lake lies 341 miles [548.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rice Lake that is located in Barron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rice Lake ...

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.

  • Birchwood [Washburn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchwood
    • Birchwood [Washburn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
  • Bruce [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
    • Bruce [Rusk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rice Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
  • Comstock [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comstock
    • Comstock [Barron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Rice Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comstock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comstock
  • Edgewater [Sawyer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [Sawyer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Horseman [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseman
      • Horseman [Barron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rice Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseman
    • Island Lake [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Lake
      • Island Lake [Rusk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Lake
    • Madge [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madge
      • Madge [Washburn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Rice Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madge
    • Meteor [Sawyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meteor
      • Meteor [Sawyer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meteor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meteor
    • Prairie Farm [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Farm
      • Prairie Farm [Barron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rice Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Farm
    • Sand Creek [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Creek
      • Sand Creek [Dunn County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rice Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Creek
    • Shell Lake [Washburn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Lake
      • Shell Lake [Washburn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rice Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,318 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Lake
    • Turtle Lake [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Barron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Rice Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake

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 Rice Lake. 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 ...
    • Ben Hur Lampman     (Writer)
      • Writer. He was born in Barron (Wisconsin) on Sunday August 22, 1886 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday January 24, 1954 at the age of 67. He is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Barron is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Rice Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ben Hur Lampman<4>

How Far From Rice Lake to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Rice Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Barron, which is the Seat of Barron County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Rice Lake to Madison, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,146 miles [9,891 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,900 miles [11,104.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,806 miles [7,734.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Barron County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rice Lake: www.ci.rice-lake.wi.us/

The official website for Barron County: www.co.barron.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rice Lake) 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 Rice Lake. 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 Rice LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rice Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4969, Longitude: -91.7393       In this case, the coordinates for Rice Lake 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 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 Rice Lake 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 Rice Lake 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 317.216 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.001 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.664 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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