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Star Lake, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Star Lake

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 Star Lake. 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 Star Lake.

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

Sighting report for Vilas County

Since Star Lake is near Oneida County and also Gogebic County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Oneida County

Sighting report for Gogebic County

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Communities Also Named Star Lake ...

We have found four communities that share the name Star Lake.

Within Wisconsin, the name Star Lake is unique.

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

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Lake County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Star Lake [Lake County].

McKinley County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Star Lake [McKinley County].

Saint Lawrence County

This Star Lake is located in Saint Lawrence County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<2> to the east of the Star Lake that is located in Vilas County.

Link to Google Map centered on Star Lake

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Lawrence County community of Star Lake.

King County

This Star Lake is located in King County and lies 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Star Lake that is located in Vilas County.

Link to Google Map centered on Star Lake

For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Star Lake.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Star Lake ...

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.

Boulder Junction lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Star Lake

Link to Google Map centered on Boulder Junction

Clearwater Lake [Oneida County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Star Lake

Link to Google Map centered on Clearwater Lake

Eagle River lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Star Lake

Link to Google Map centered on Eagle River

Lake Tomahawk [Oneida County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Star Lake

Link to Google Map centered on Lake Tomahawk

Land O'Lakes lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Star Lake

Link to Google Map centered on Land O'Lakes

Sugar Camp [Oneida County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Star Lake

Link to Google Map centered on Sugar Camp

Sunflower [Oneida County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Star Lake

Link to Google Map centered on Sunflower

Three Lakes [Oneida County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Star Lake

Link to Google Map centered on Three Lakes

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 Star Lake. 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 football. He was born in Iron Mountain (Michigan) on Sunday March 28, 1909 and died in Lac du Flambeau (Wisconsin) on Friday September 12, 1975 at the age of 66.

Lac du Flambeau is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Star Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani<3>

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

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

  • Eagle River, which is the Seat of Vilas County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Star Lake to Eagle River, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 204 miles [328.3 km]<2> to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 801 miles [1,289.1 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,044 miles [9,726.9 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,795 miles [10,935.5 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,698 miles [7,560.7 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Vilas County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Vilas County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Star Lake 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Star Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0383, Longitude: -89.4724     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Star Lake 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 315.614 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.261 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.262 degrees.






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