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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:
    • 43.234172, -88.240649
    • 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 21 communities that share the name Richfield.

Within Wisconsin, the name Richfield is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, nineteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • 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 British Columbia community of Richfield.
    • California
      • Orange 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 Richfield [Orange County].
      • Tehama County
      • This Richfield is located in Tehama County and lies 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km]<2> to the west of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tehama County community of Richfield.
    • Colorado
      • Conejos County
      • This Richfield is located in Conejos County and lies 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Conejos County community of Richfield.
    • Florida
      • Manatee 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 Florida community of Richfield [Manatee County].
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • This Richfield is located in Chatham County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Richfield.
    • Idaho
      • Lincoln County
      • This Richfield is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km]<2> to the west of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Richfield.
    • Illinois
      • Adams County
      • This Richfield is located in Adams County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Richfield.
    • Iowa
      • Fayette County
      • This Richfield is located in Fayette County and lies 193 miles [310.6 km]<2> to the west of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Richfield.
    • Kansas
      • Morton County
      • This Richfield is located in Morton County and lies 822 miles [1,322.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morton County community of Richfield.
    • Michigan
      • Genesee 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 Michigan community of Richfield [Genesee County].
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin County
      • This Richfield is located in Hennepin County and lies 274 miles [441 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hennepin County community of Richfield.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Charles 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 Missouri community of Richfield [Saint Charles County].
    • Nebraska
      • Sarpy County
      • This Richfield is located in Sarpy County and lies 426 miles [685.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sarpy County community of Richfield.
    • New Jersey
      • Passaic County
      • This Richfield is located in Passaic County and lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<2> to the east of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Passaic County community of Richfield.
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • This Richfield is located in Otsego County and lies 665 miles [1,070.2 km]<2> to the east of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Richfield.
    • North Carolina
      • Stanly County
      • This Richfield is located in Stanly County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<2> to the southeast of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stanly County community of Richfield.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Richfield lies 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km]<2> to the east of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
    • Ohio
      • Summit County
      • This Richfield is located in Summit County and lies 364 miles [585.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Richfield.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Juniata County
      • This Richfield is located in Juniata County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Richfield.
    • Utah
      • Sevier County
      • This Richfield is located in Sevier County and lies 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km]<2> to the west of the Richfield that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier 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.

  • Cedar Creek [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Richfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
  • Cedar Lake [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Lake
    • Cedar Lake [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Richfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lake
  • Lake Five [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Five
    • Lake Five [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Richfield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Five
  • Meeker [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeker
    • Meeker [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Richfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeker
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pike Lake [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Lake
      • Pike Lake [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Richfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Lake
    • Rockfield [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockfield
      • Rockfield [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Richfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockfield
    • Rugby Junction [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rugby Junction
      • Rugby Junction [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Richfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rugby Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rugby Junction
    • Victory Center [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory Center
      • Victory Center [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Richfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory Center
    • Willow Creek [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Creek
      • Willow Creek [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Richfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Creek
    • Willow Springs [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Springs
      • Willow Springs [Waukesha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Richfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Springs

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.

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    • Digby Bell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday November 8, 1849 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday June 20, 1917 at the age of 67. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Digby Bell<4>
    • Lamont Bentley     (Actor)
    • Pamela Owen Britton     (Actress)
    • Ray 'Crash' Corrigan     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday February 14, 1902 and died in Brookings (Oregon) on Tueday August 10, 1976 at the age of 74. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray 'Crash' Corrigan<4>
    • Amos C. Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Wednesday February 8, 1860 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday July 6, 1888 at the age of 28. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos C. Cross<4>
    • Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday May 12, 1866 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Tueday September 6, 1927 at the age of 61. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross<4>
    • Ronnie Duman     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Dearborn (Michigan) on Monday December 2, 1929 and died in West Allis (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 9, 1968 at the age of 38. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • West Allis is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Duman<4>
    • Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday June 21, 1901 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday January 15, 1957 at the age of 55. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.<4>
    • Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Oakland (California) on Thursday December 9, 1926 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday August 30, 1959 at the age of 32. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian<4>
    • Oscar 'Happy' Felsch     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 22, 1891 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Monday August 17, 1964 at the age of 73. He is buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar 'Happy' Felsch<4>
    • Lynn Fontanne     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Woodford (England) on Tueday December 6, 1887 and died in Genesee Depot (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 10, 1983 at the age of 95. She is buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Genesee Depot is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Fontanne<4>
    • Fabian Gaffke     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 5, 1913 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 8, 1992 at the age of 78. He is buried at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fabian Gaffke<4>
    • Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Jr.     (Sportscaster)
      • Sportscaster. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 7, 1956
      • Milwaukee is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Richfield.

How Far From Richfield 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 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:

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    • West Bend, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Richfield to West Bend, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 59 miles [95 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, 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 6,138 miles [9,878.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,882 miles [11,075.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,770 miles [7,676.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Richfield: www.town-richfield.com/

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.wi.us/

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Richfield 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, 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: 43.2342, Longitude: -88.2406       In this case, the coordinates for Richfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Richfield 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 314.83 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.972 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.473 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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