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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 Richmond, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Richmond 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 Richmond:
    • 42.714457, -88.729550
    • 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 Richmond
  • 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 Richmond ...

We have found five communities that share the name Richmond.

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

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

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...
    • Saint Croix County
      • This Richmond is located in Saint Croix County and lies 251 miles [403.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Richmond that is located in Walworth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Croix County community of Richmond.
    • Shawano County
      • This Richmond is located in Shawano County and lies 144 miles [231.7 km]<1> to the north of the Richmond that is located in Walworth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shawano County community of Richmond.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Ontario County
      • This Richmond is located in Ontario County and lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<1> to the east of the Richmond that is located in Walworth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontario County community of Richmond.
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Richmond is located in Washington County and lies 877 miles [1,411.4 km]<1> to the east of the Richmond that is located in Walworth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Richmond.
    • Vermont
      • Chittenden County
      • This Richmond is located in Chittenden County and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Richmond that is located in Walworth County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chittenden County community of Richmond.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Richmond ...

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.

  • Cold Spring [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Richmond
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Elkhorn [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn [Walworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Richmond
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,020 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Emerald Grove [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Grove
    • Emerald Grove [Rock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Richmond
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Grove
  • Heart Prairie [Walworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heart Prairie
    • Heart Prairie [Walworth County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heart Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heart Prairie
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Inlet [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inlet
      • Inlet [Walworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inlet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inlet
    • Johnstown [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Rock County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Johnstown Center [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown Center
      • Johnstown Center [Rock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Richmond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown Center
    • Lake Lawn [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lawn
      • Lake Lawn [Walworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lawn
    • Little Prairie [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Prairie
      • Little Prairie [Walworth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Prairie
    • Mayhews [Walworth County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayhews
      • Mayhews [Walworth County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayhews have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tiffany [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiffany
      • Tiffany [Rock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiffany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiffany

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 Richmond. 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 ...
    • Edward Emerson Barnard     (Astronomer)
      • Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Williams Bay is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Richmond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard<3>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Richmond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Fontanne<3>
    • Stan 'Foxy' Fox     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Janesville (Wisconsin) on Monday July 7, 1952 and died in Manawatu-Wanganui (New Zealand) on Monday December 18, 2000 at the age of 48. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Rock County, Wisconsin).
      • Janesville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Richmond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan 'Foxy' Fox<3>
    • Jane Sherman     (Dancer, author)
      • Dancer, author. She was born in Beloit (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 14, 1908 and died in Englewood (New Jersey) on Tueday March 16, 2010 at the age of 101. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Beloit is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Richmond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Sherman<3>
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Dallas (Texas) on Sunday October 3, 1954 and died in East Troy (Wisconsin) on Monday August 27, 1990 at the age of 35. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • East Troy is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Richmond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stevie Ray Vaughan<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkhorn, which is the Seat of Walworth County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Richmond to Elkhorn, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 664 miles [1,068.6 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,181 miles [9,947.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,924 miles [11,143.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,812 miles [7,744.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Walworth County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walworth County: www.co.walworth.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richmond) 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 Richmond. 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 RichmondOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richmond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7145, Longitude: -88.7296       In this case, the coordinates for Richmond 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 Richmond 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 315.164 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.28 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.875 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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