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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Split Rock.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Split Rock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Split Rock and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Split Rock

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Split Rock. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Split Rock.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Shawano County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Shawano County

Since Split Rock is near Waupaca County and also Marathon County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Waupaca County

Sighting report for Marathon County

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:

The Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Split Rock ...

We have found four communities that share the name Split Rock.

Within Wisconsin, the name Split Rock is unique.

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

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Onondaga County

This Split Rock is located in Onondaga County and lies 647 miles [1,041.2 km]<1> to the east of the Split Rock that is located in Shawano County.

Link to Google Map centered on Split Rock

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onondaga County community of Split Rock.

Carbon County

This Split Rock is located in Carbon County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Split Rock that is located in Shawano County.

Link to Google Map centered on Split Rock

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Split Rock.

Pocahontas 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 West Virginia community of Split Rock [Pocahontas County].

Natrona 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 Wyoming community of Split Rock [Natrona County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Split Rock ...

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.

Big Falls [Waupaca County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Split Rock

Link to Google Map centered on Big Falls

Buckbee [Waupaca County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Split Rock

Link to Google Map centered on Buckbee

Five Corners lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Split Rock

Link to Google Map centered on Five Corners

Granite City [Waupaca County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Split Rock

Link to Google Map centered on Granite City

Hunting lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Split Rock

Link to Google Map centered on Hunting

Marble [Waupaca County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Split Rock

Link to Google Map centered on Marble

Marion [Waupaca County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Split Rock

Link to Google Map centered on Marion

Peru [Portage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Split Rock

Link to Google Map centered on Peru

Petersville [Waupaca County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Split Rock

Link to Google Map centered on Petersville

How Far From Split Rock to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Split Rock to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Shawano, which is the Seat of Shawano County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Split Rock to Shawano, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take most of a day.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 114 miles [183.5 km]<1> to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> 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 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<1> 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,094 miles [9,807.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,842 miles [11,011.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,738 miles [7,625.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Shawano County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shawano County: www.co.shawano.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Split Rock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Split Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7050, Longitude: -89.0259     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Split Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Split Rock 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>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 Split Rock 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 315.339 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.76 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.437 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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