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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 Richfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Richfield 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 Richfield:
    • 44.554962, -90.150132
    • 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 Richfield
  • 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 Richfield ...

We have found three communities that share the name Richfield.

There are two communities within Wisconsin that are also named Richfield.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Richfield in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Adams County
      • This Richfield is located in Adams County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Richfield that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Richfield.
    • Washington County
      • This Richfield is located in Washington County and lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Richfield that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Richfield.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • This Richfield is located in Otsego County and lies 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<1> to the east of the Richfield that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Richfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Richfield ...

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.

  • Chili [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chili
    • Chili [Clark County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Richfield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chili
  • Junction City [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
    • Junction City [Portage County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Richfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 439 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
  • Little Rose [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Rose
    • Little Rose [Marathon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Richfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rose
  • Lynn [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Richfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • March Rapids [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for March Rapids
      • March Rapids [Marathon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Richfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for March Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on March Rapids
    • Milladore [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milladore
      • Milladore [Wood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Richfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milladore
    • Rangeline [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rangeline
      • Rangeline [Marathon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Richfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rangeline
    • Rudolph [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rudolph
      • Rudolph [Wood County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Richfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rudolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudolph
    • Sherry [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherry
      • Sherry [Wood County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Richfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherry
    • Shortville [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shortville
      • Shortville [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Richfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shortville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shortville

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 Richfield. 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 ...
    • Woodrow Wilson Rawls     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at the age of 71. The body was cremated.
      • Marshfield is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wisconsin Rapids, which is the Seat of Wood County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Richfield to Wisconsin Rapids, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 108 miles [173.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 779 miles [1,253.7 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 6,140 miles [9,881.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,890 miles [11,088.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,787 miles [7,703.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Wood County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richfield. 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 RichfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5550, Longitude: -90.1501       In this case, the coordinates for Richfield 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 Richfield 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 316.118 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.623 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.079 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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