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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 Shortville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shortville 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 Shortville:
    • 44.494962, -90.516524
    • 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 Shortville
  • 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 Shortville ...

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.

  • Chili [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chili
    • Chili [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Shortville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chili
  • Christie [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christie
    • Christie [Clark County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Shortville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christie
  • Globe [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
    • Globe [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Shortville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Globe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
  • Greenwood [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Clark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Shortville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 995 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
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    • Loyal [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loyal
      • Loyal [Clark County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Shortville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loyal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loyal
    • Lynn [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shortville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Lynxville [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynxville
      • Lynxville [Crawford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Shortville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynxville
    • Pray [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pray
      • Pray [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Shortville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pray
    • Speck Oaks [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speck Oaks
      • Speck Oaks [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Shortville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speck Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speck Oaks

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 Shortville. 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 ...
    • Philip 'Phil' Haugstad     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Black River Falls (WI) on March 23, 1924 (a Sunday) and died in Black River Falls (WI) on October 21, 1998 (a Wednesday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Jackson County, Wisconsin).
      • Black River Falls is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Shortville.
      • Black River Falls is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Shortville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip 'Phil' Haugstad<3>
    • Woodrow Wilson Rawls     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Scraper (OK) on September 24, 1913 (a Wednesday) and died in Marshfield (WI) on December 16, 1984 (a Sunday) at the age of 71. The body was cremated.
      • Marshfield is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Shortville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<3>

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

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

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    • Neillsville, which is the Seat of Clark County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 112 miles [180.2 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Shortville to Madison, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,155 miles [9,905.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,905 miles [11,112.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,804 miles [7,731.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Clark County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.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' (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- Shortville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shortville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4950, Longitude: -90.5165       In this case, the coordinates for Shortville 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 Shortville 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 316.372 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.904 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.292 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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