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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 Shantytown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shantytown 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 Shantytown:
    • 44.687749, -89.424006
    • 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 Shantytown
  • 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 Shantytown ...

We have found three communities that share the name Shantytown.

Within Wisconsin, the name Shantytown is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Shantytown is located in Cook County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Shantytown that is located in Marathon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shantytown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Shantytown.
    • Missouri
      • Caldwell County
      • Although located in Caldwell County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of Shantytown.
      • Maries County
      • This Shantytown is located in Maries County and lies 479 miles [770.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Shantytown that is located in Marathon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shantytown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maries County community of Shantytown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shantytown ...

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.

  • Dancy [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dancy
    • Dancy [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Shantytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dancy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dancy
  • Evergreen [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Shantytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Jordan [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
    • Jordan [Portage County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Shantytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
  • Little Eau Claire [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Eau Claire
    • Little Eau Claire [Marathon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Shantytown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eau Claire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Eau Claire
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    • Little Waupon [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Waupon
      • Little Waupon [Portage County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Shantytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Waupon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Waupon
    • Park Ridge [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Ridge
      • Park Ridge [Portage County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Shantytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 496 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Ridge
    • Peru [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Portage County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Shantytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
    • Pike Lake [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Lake
      • Pike Lake [Marathon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Shantytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Lake
    • Rocky Corners [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Corners
      • Rocky Corners [Marathon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Shantytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Corners
    • Rocky Run [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Run
      • Rocky Run [Portage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shantytown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Run
    • Stevens Point [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Point
      • Stevens Point [Portage County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Shantytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Point

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wausau, which is the Seat of Marathon County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Shantytown to Wausau, with an average speed<3> 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 111 miles [178.6 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,109 miles [9,831.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,857 miles [11,035.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,754 miles [7,650.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Marathon County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marathon County: www.co.marathon.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shantytown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shantytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6877, Longitude: -89.4240       In this case, the coordinates for Shantytown 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 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.
<4>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 Shantytown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.614 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.069 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.653 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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