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Town of Stanton, Wisconsin
(Saint Croix County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stanton

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 Stanton. 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 Stanton.

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

Sighting report for Saint Croix County

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

Sighting report for Polk County

Sighting report for Washington County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stanton ...

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.

Boardman   -   9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the Southwest of Stanton   [Map]

Clear Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cylon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Deer Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Emerald Station   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Erin Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Forest   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Horse Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Little Falls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Star Prairie   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Stanton. 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.

Professional hockey. He was born in White Bear Lake (Minnesota) on Friday February 9, 1894 and died in White Bear Lake (Minnesota) on Tueday November 13, 1979 at the age of 85. He was buried at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery (Ramsey County, Minnesota) [Map].

White Bear Lake [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Stanton

White Bear Lake [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Stanton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis Xavier 'Moose' Goheen, Sr.<2>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at the age of 92. He was buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Boyceville [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Stanton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko

Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at the age of 92. He was buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Boyceville [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Stanton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy 'Handy Andy' Pafko

Pioneer of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, publisher of Craftsman Magazine. He was born in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday March 9, 1857 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Monday April 20, 1942 at the age of 85. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York) [Map].

Osceola [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Stanton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gustav Stickley

Artist. He was born in Wells (New York) on Friday November 7, 1828 and died in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday August 19, 1895 at the age of 66. He was buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Osceola [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Stanton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leonard Wells Volk

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

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

  • Hudson [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Croix County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stanton to Hudson, 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 five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 210 miles [338 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,187 miles [9,957 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,941 miles [11,170.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,848 miles [7,802.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Saint Croix County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Croix 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stanton) 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 Stanton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Stanton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1672, Longitude: -92.4774     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanton 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 Stanton 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 317.739 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.55 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.16 degrees.






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