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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 Richwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Richwood 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 Richwood:
    • 43.236372, -90.609571
    • 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 Richwood
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Richwood ...

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.

  • Basswood [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basswood
    • Basswood [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Richwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basswood
  • Easter Rock [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easter Rock
    • Easter Rock [Crawford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Richwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easter Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easter Rock
  • Five Points [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Richwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Harmony Hill [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Hill
    • Harmony Hill [Crawford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Richwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Hill
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    • Hickory Grove [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Richwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Jimtown [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
      • Jimtown [Richland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Richwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jimtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jimtown
    • Orion [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
      • Orion [Richland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Richwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orion
    • Plugtown [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plugtown
      • Plugtown [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Richwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plugtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plugtown
    • Rolling Ground [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Ground
      • Rolling Ground [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Richwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Ground
    • Sand Prairie [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Prairie
      • Sand Prairie [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Richwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Prairie
    • Wild Rose [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Rose
      • Wild Rose [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Richwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wild Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Rose

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 Richwood. 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 ...
    • Clifford Donald Simak     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Millville (Wisconsin) on Wednesday August 3, 1904 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday April 25, 1988 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Millville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Richwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Donald Simak<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Richland Center, which is the Seat of Richland County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Richwood to Richland Center, with an average speed<4> 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 61 miles [98.2 km] to the east (E). 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 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,222 miles [10,013.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,969 miles [11,215.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,863 miles [7,826.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Richland County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richland County: www.co.richland.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Richwood) 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 Richwood. 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 RichwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2364, Longitude: -90.6096       In this case, the coordinates for Richwood 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 Richwood 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 316.442 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.809 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.694 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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