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Town of Stanfold, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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 Stanfold, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stanfold and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stanfold

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 Stanfold. 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 Stanfold.

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 Barron County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Barron County

Since Stanfold is near Washburn County and also Polk County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Washburn County

Sighting report for Polk County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stanfold ...

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.

Birchwood [Washburn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Stanfold

Link to Google Map centered on Birchwood

Comstock lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Stanfold

Link to Google Map centered on Comstock

Horseman lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Stanfold

Link to Google Map centered on Horseman

Madge [Washburn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Stanfold

Link to Google Map centered on Madge

Prairie Farm lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Stanfold

Link to Google Map centered on Prairie Farm

Rice Lake lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Stanfold

Link to Google Map centered on Rice Lake

Shell Lake [Washburn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Stanfold

Link to Google Map centered on Shell Lake

Turtle Lake lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Stanfold

Link to Google Map centered on Turtle Lake

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 Stanfold. 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.

Writer. He was born in Barron (Wisconsin) on Sunday August 22, 1886 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday January 24, 1954 at the age of 67. He is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park (Multnomah County, Oregon).

Barron is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Stanfold

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ben Hur Lampman<2>

How Far From Stanfold to ...

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

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

  • Barron, which is the Seat of Barron County, lies just to the South.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<1> to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Stanfold to Madison, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 882 miles [1,419.4 km]<1> 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,149 miles [9,895.9 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 6,903 miles [11,109.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,810 miles [7,740.9 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Barron County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stanfold) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stanfold. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Stanfold

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanfold. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5094, Longitude: -91.8480     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanfold have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<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 Stanfold 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 317.292 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.089 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.72 degrees.






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