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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 Ridgeland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgeland 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 Ridgeland:
    • 45.202184, -91.897676
    • 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 Ridgeland
  • 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 Ridgeland ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Ridgeland.

Within Wisconsin, the name Ridgeland is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 857 miles [1,379.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Ridgeland that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Ridgeland.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Ridgeland that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Ridgeland.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Cook County and lies 292 miles [469.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Ridgeland that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Ridgeland.
    • Mississippi
      • Lafayette County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Lafayette County and lies 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<1> to the south of the Ridgeland that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Ridgeland.
      • Lowndes County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Lowndes County and lies 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the south southeast of the Ridgeland that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lowndes County community of Ridgeland.
      • Madison County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Madison County and lies 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the south of the Ridgeland that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Ridgeland.
    • New York
      • Monroe County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Monroe County and lies 721 miles [1,160.3 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgeland that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Ridgeland.
    • Ohio
      • Henry County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Henry County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Ridgeland.
      • Jackson County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Jackson County and lies 642 miles [1,033.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Ridgeland that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Ridgeland.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cumberland County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Cumberland County and lies 828 miles [1,332.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Ridgeland that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Ridgeland.
    • South Carolina
      • Jasper County
      • This Ridgeland is located in Jasper County and lies 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Ridgeland that is located in Dunn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Ridgeland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeland ...

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 Falls [Dunn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Falls
    • Cedar Falls [Dunn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Falls
  • Clear Lake [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake
    • Clear Lake [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,099 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake
  • Emerald [Saint Croix County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald
    • Emerald [Saint Croix County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald
  • Emerald Station [Saint Croix County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Station
    • Emerald Station [Saint Croix County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Station
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    • Forest [Saint Croix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Saint Croix County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Graytown [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graytown
      • Graytown [Barron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graytown
    • Joel [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joel
      • Joel [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joel
    • Knapp [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knapp
      • Knapp [Dunn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knapp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knapp
    • Prairie Farm [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Farm
      • Prairie Farm [Barron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Farm
    • Sand Creek [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Creek
      • Sand Creek [Dunn County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Creek
    • Tainter Lake [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tainter Lake
      • Tainter Lake [Dunn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tainter Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tainter Lake
    • Turtle Lake [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Barron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake

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 Ridgeland. 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 ...
    • Ben Hur Lampman     (Writer)
      • Writer. He was born in Barron (Wisconsin) on Sunday August 22, 1886 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday January 24, 1954 at the age of 67. He is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Barron is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ben Hur Lampman<4>
    • Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at the age of 92. He is buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Boyceville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko<4>
    • Andy 'Handy Andy' Pafko     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at the age of 92. He is buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Boyceville is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Ridgeland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy 'Handy Andy' Pafko<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Menomonie, which is the Seat of Dunn County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Ridgeland to Menomonie, with an average speed<5> 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 192 miles [309 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,166 miles [9,923.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,919 miles [11,135.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,825 miles [7,765.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Dunn County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dunn County: www.dunncountywi.govoffice2.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ridgeland) 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 Ridgeland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgelandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2022, Longitude: -91.8977       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeland 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 Ridgeland, 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 Ridgeland 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 317.33 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.09 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.834 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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