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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 Shullsburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shullsburg 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 Shullsburg:
    • 42.573058, -90.231516
    • 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 Shullsburg
  • 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 Shullsburg ...

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.

  • Council Hill [Jo Daviess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council Hill
    • Council Hill [Jo Daviess County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Shullsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council Hill
  • Cuba City [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba City
    • Cuba City [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Shullsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,047 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba City
  • Elk Grove [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Grove
    • Elk Grove [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Shullsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Grove
  • Elmo [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
    • Elmo [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Shullsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
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    • Hazel Green [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel Green
      • Hazel Green [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Shullsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel Green
    • Jenkinsville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinsville
      • Jenkinsville [Lafayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Shullsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsville
    • Lead Mine [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead Mine
      • Lead Mine [Lafayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Shullsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead Mine
    • Meekers Grove [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meekers Grove
      • Meekers Grove [Lafayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Shullsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meekers Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meekers Grove
    • New Diggings [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Diggings
      • New Diggings [Lafayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shullsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Diggings
    • Red Rock [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Shullsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Scales Mound [Jo Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scales Mound
      • Scales Mound [Jo Daviess County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Shullsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scales Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scales Mound
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scales Mound<3>
    • Sweet Home [Jo Daviess County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Home
      • Sweet Home [Jo Daviess County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shullsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Shullsburg. 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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    • Richard Bissell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Dubuque (IA) on June 27, 1913 (a Friday) and died in Dubuque (IA) on May 4, 1977 (a Wednesday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque County, Iowa).
      • Dubuque is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Shullsburg.
      • Dubuque is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Shullsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Bissell<4>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Hodnett     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1883/05/03:1884/07/03)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1883/05/03:1884/07/03. He was born in Dubuque (IA) on November 30, 1860 (a Friday) and died in Saint Louis (MO) on April 25, 1890 (a Friday) at the age of 29. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Dubuque is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Shullsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Hodnett<4>
    • Dick Hoerner     (Professional football)
      • Born: Lester Junior Hoerner
      • Professional football. He was born in Dubuque (IA) on July 25, 1922 (a Tueday) and died in Fullerton (CA) on December 11, 2010 (a Saturday) at the age of 88. He is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Dubuque is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Shullsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Hoerner<4>
    • Allen Ludden     (Television personality)
      • Born: Allen Packard Ellsworth
      • Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (WI) on October 5, 1917 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on June 9, 1981 (a Tueday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin).
      • Mineral Point is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Shullsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<4>
    • Marian Hurd McNeely     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Dubuque (IA) on July 26, 1877 (a Thursday) and died in Dubuque (IA) on December 18, 1930 (a Thursday) at the age of 53. She is buried at Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque County, Iowa).
      • Dubuque is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Shullsburg.
      • Dubuque is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Shullsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Hurd McNeely<4>
    • Justin Mentell     (Actor, artist)

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

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

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    • Darlington, which is the Seat of Lafayette County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shullsburg to Darlington, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,242 miles [10,045.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,987 miles [11,244.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,877 miles [7,848.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Shullsburg) 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 Shullsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShullsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shullsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5731, Longitude: -90.2315       In this case, the coordinates for Shullsburg 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 Shullsburg 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 316.181 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.421 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.679 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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