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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 River Falls, we use the following websites to find information relevant to River Falls 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 River Falls:
    • 44.814134, -92.574917
    • 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 River Falls
  • 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 River Falls ...

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.

  • Boardman [Saint Croix County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boardman
    • Boardman [Saint Croix County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of River Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boardman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boardman
  • Centerville [Saint Croix County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Saint Croix County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of River Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Cottage Grove [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
    • Cottage Grove [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of River Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,170 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottage Grove<3>
  • Diamond Bluff [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Bluff
    • Diamond Bluff [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of River Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Bluff
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    • Glover [Saint Croix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
      • Glover [Saint Croix County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
    • Moeville [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moeville
      • Moeville [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of River Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moeville
    • Red Wing [Goodhue County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Wing
      • Red Wing [Goodhue County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of River Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,416 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Wing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Wing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Wing<3>
    • Snows Corner [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snows Corner
      • Snows Corner [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snows Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snows Corner
    • Spring Valley [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of River Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Viking [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viking
      • Viking [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viking have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viking
    • Wildwood [Saint Croix County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Saint Croix County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 River Falls. 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.

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    • Loni Anderson     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Sunday August 5, 1945
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
      • Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 24, 1820 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday December 13, 1870 at the age of 50. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet<4>
    • Richard Dix     (Oscar nominated actor)
      • Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday July 18, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday September 20, 1949 at the age of 56. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dix<4>
    • F. Scott Fitzgerald     (Author)
    • Glen Daniel Flanagan     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday November 16, 1926 and died in Farmington (Minnesota) on Sunday January 28, 1979 at the age of 52. He is buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Farmington is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Daniel Flanagan<4>
    • Vincent Joseph Flynn     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Wednesday April 6, 1966 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at the age of 47. He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota).
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vincent Joseph Flynn<4>
    • Arnold 'Chick' Gandil     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Thursday January 19, 1888 and died in Calistoga (California) on Sunday December 13, 1970 at the age of 82. He is buried at St. Helena Public Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold 'Chick' Gandil<4>
    • Charles Arnold 'Chick' Gandil     (Major League Baseball)
    • Angelo John 'Tony' Giuliani     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Sunday November 24, 1912 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Friday October 8, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota).
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelo John 'Tony' Giuliani<4>
    • Francis Xavier 'Moose' Goheen, Sr.     (Professional hockey)
    • Mitchell Lee 'Mitch' Hedberg     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Saturday February 24, 1968 and died in Livingston (New Jersey) on Tueday March 29, 2005 at the age of 37. He is buried at Roselawn Cemetery (Ramsey County, Minnesota).
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mitchell Lee 'Mitch' Hedberg<4>
    • James Jerome Hill     (Railroad pioneer)
      • Railroad pioneer. He was born in Eramosa (Ontario) on Sunday September 16, 1838 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Monday May 29, 1916 at the age of 77.
      • Saint Paul is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Jerome Hill<4>
    • Paul 'Paulie' Johnson     (Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist. He was born in West Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Saturday May 18, 1935 and died in West Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday July 19, 2016 at the age of 81. He is buried at Acacia Park Cemetery (Dakota County, Minnesota).
      • West Saint Paul is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • West Saint Paul is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Paulie' Johnson<4>

How Far From River Falls 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 community such as River Falls to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ellsworth, which is the Seat of Pierce County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 198 miles [318.7 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from River Falls to Madison, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,208 miles [9,990.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,962 miles [11,204.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,868 miles [7,834.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Pierce County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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 from Point A (ie- River Falls) 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 River Falls. 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 River FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8141, Longitude: -92.5749       In this case, the coordinates for River Falls 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 River Falls 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 317.808 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.582 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.309 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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