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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:
    • 43.241385, -88.783159
    • 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

Communities Also Named Richwood ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Richwood.

Within Wisconsin, the name Richwood is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, ten are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Dooly County
      • This Richwood is located in Dooly County and lies 819 miles [1,318.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Richwood that is located in Dodge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dooly County community of Richwood.
    • Kentucky
      • Boone County
      • This Richwood is located in Boone County and lies 368 miles [592.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Richwood that is located in Dodge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Richwood.
    • Louisiana
      • Ouachita Parish
      • This Richwood is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Richwood that is located in Dodge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Richwood.
    • Minnesota
      • Becker County
      • This Richwood is located in Becker County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Richwood that is located in Dodge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Becker County community of Richwood.
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This Richwood is located in Gloucester County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richwood that is located in Dodge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Richwood.
    • Ohio
      • Union County
      • This Richwood is located in Union County and lies 342 miles [550.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Richwood that is located in Dodge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Richwood.
    • Ontario
      • This Richwood lies 416 miles [669.5 km]<1> to the east of the Richwood that is located in Dodge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
    • South Carolina
      • Sumter County
      • This Richwood is located in Sumter County and lies 788 miles [1,268.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Richwood that is located in Dodge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Richwood.
    • Texas
      • Brazoria County
      • This Richwood is located in Brazoria County and lies 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Richwood that is located in Dodge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brazoria County community of Richwood.
    • West Virginia
      • Monongalia County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Richwood [Monongalia County].
      • Nicholas County
      • This Richwood is located in Nicholas County and lies 552 miles [888.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Richwood that is located in Dodge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nicholas County community of Richwood.

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.

  • Columbus [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Columbia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Richwood
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,117 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
  • Danville [Dodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Dodge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Richwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
  • Ebenezer [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Richwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Hoopers Mill [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoopers Mill
    • Hoopers Mill [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Richwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoopers Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoopers Mill
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    • Juneau [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juneau
      • Juneau [Dodge County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Richwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juneau have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juneau
    • Lake Mills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mills
      • Lake Mills [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Richwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,014 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Marshall [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Dane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Richwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,016 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Oak Grove [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Dodge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Richwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pipersville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipersville
      • Pipersville [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Richwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipersville
    • Sugar Island [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Island
      • Sugar Island [Dodge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Richwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Island

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 ...
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Richwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Fontanne<4>
    • Adrian 'Addie' Joss     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Woodland (Wisconsin) on Monday April 12, 1880 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Friday April 14, 1911 at the age of 31. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • Woodland is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Richwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adrian 'Addie' Joss<4>
    • Frederick Charles 'Fred' Merkle     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Richwood 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 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 ...
    • Juneau, which is the Seat of Dodge County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Richwood to Juneau, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,157 miles [9,908.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,902 miles [11,107.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,791 miles [7,710.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Dodge 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 Dodge County: www.co.dodge.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- Richwood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2414, Longitude: -88.7832       In this case, the coordinates for Richwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Richwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Richwood 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 315.196 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.391 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.749 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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