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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:
    • 44.859613, -92.625531
    • 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

Communities Also Named River Falls ...

We have found three communities that share the name River Falls.

Within Wisconsin, the name River Falls is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington County
      • This River Falls is located in Covington County and lies 988 miles [1,590 km]<1> to the south southeast of the River Falls that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of River Falls.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of River Falls [Montgomery County].
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This River Falls is located in Greenville County and lies 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the River Falls that is located in Pierce County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of River Falls.

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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of River Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boardman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of River Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 15 miles [24.1 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<4>
  • Diamond Bluff [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Bluff
    • Diamond Bluff [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 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.<3> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
    • Lake Elmo [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Elmo
      • Lake Elmo [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of River Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Elmo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Elmo<4>
    • Moeville [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moeville
      • Moeville [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of River Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moeville
    • Snows Corner [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snows Corner
      • Snows Corner [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snows Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snows Corner
    • Stillwater [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillwater
      • Stillwater [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of River Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stillwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stillwater<4>
    • Viking [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viking
      • Viking [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viking have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 23 miles [37 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet<5>
    • Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born on Friday June 3, 1927 and died in North Oaks (Minnesota) on Tueday April 7, 1981 at the age of 53. He is buried at Timmins Memorial Cemetery (Cochrane District, Ontario).
      • North Oaks is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Armand Romeo 'Dutch' Delmonte<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Dix<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Farmington is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Daniel Flanagan<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Saint Paul is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vincent Joseph Flynn<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold 'Chick' Gandil<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Saint Paul is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelo John 'Tony' Giuliani<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mitchell Lee 'Mitch' Hedberg<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of River Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Jerome Hill<5>

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 city 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from River Falls to Ellsworth, with an average speed<6> 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 202 miles [325.1 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 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 898 miles [1,445.2 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<7> 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).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,961 miles [11,202.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,867 miles [7,832.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 '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- River Falls) 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 River Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 44.8596, Longitude: -92.6255    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that River Falls could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.844 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.629 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.324 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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