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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 Ridgeway, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ridgeway 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 Ridgeway:
    • 42.990831, -89.991512
    • 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 Ridgeway
  • 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 Ridgeway ...

We have found one communities that share the name Ridgeway.

Within Wisconsin, the name Ridgeway is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Ridgeway in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Orleans County
      • This Ridgeway is located in Orleans County and lies 585 miles [941.5 km]<1> to the east of the Ridgeway that is located in Iowa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orleans County community of Ridgeway.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ridgeway ...

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.

  • Arena [Iowa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arena
    • Arena [Iowa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arena
  • Blue Mounds [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mounds
    • Blue Mounds [Dane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mounds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mounds
  • Coon Rock [Iowa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coon Rock
    • Coon Rock [Iowa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeway
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coon Rock
  • Dodgeville [Iowa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodgeville
    • Dodgeville [Iowa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,677 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodgeville
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    • Helena [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Iowa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Hollandale [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Iowa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
    • Jonesdale [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesdale
      • Jonesdale [Iowa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesdale
    • Little Norway [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Norway
      • Little Norway [Dane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Norway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Norway
    • Moscow [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Iowa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Pleasant Ridge [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Iowa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Vermont [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vermont
      • Vermont [Dane County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vermont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermont
    • Wyoming [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Iowa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyoming have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming

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 Ridgeway. 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 ...
    • Allen Ludden     (Television personality)
      • Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin).
      • Mineral Point is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<3>
    • Justin Mentell     (Actor, artist)
      • Actor, artist. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Thursday December 16, 1982 and died in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Monday February 1, 2010 at the age of 27. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Mineral Point is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Mentell<3>
    • Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Fitchburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Ridgeway.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Dodgeville, which is the Seat of Iowa County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Ridgeway to Madison, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,212 miles [9,997.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,958 miles [11,197.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,850 miles [7,805.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Iowa County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Iowa County: www.iowacounty.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgeway) 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 Ridgeway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RidgewayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9908, Longitude: -89.9915       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeway 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 Ridgeway 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 316.019 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.293 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.442 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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