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Town of Stark, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stark

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 Stark. 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 Stark.

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

Sighting report for Vernon County

Since Stark is near Richland County and also Monroe County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Richland County

Sighting report for Monroe County

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Communities Also Named Stark ...

We have found one communities that share the name Stark.

Within Wisconsin, the name Stark is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Stark in the United States.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Herkimer County

This Stark is located in Herkimer County and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km]<1> to the east of the Stark that is located in Vernon County.

Link to Google Map centered on Stark

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Stark.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stark ...

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.

Avalanche lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Stark

Link to Google Map centered on Avalanche

Bloom City [Richland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Stark

Link to Google Map centered on Bloom City

Dilly lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Stark

Link to Google Map centered on Dilly

Greenwood lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Stark

Link to Google Map centered on Greenwood

Liberty lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Stark

Link to Google Map centered on Liberty

Oil City [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Stark

Link to Google Map centered on Oil City

Tunnelville [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Stark

Link to Google Map centered on Tunnelville

Valley lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Stark

Link to Google Map centered on Valley

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

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

  • Viroqua, which is the Seat of Vernon County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Stark to Viroqua, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 70 miles [112.7 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,204 miles [9,984.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,952 miles [11,188.2 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,847 miles [7,800.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Vernon County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stark) 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 Stark. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Stark

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5958, Longitude: -90.6096     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stark have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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 Stark to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.442 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.859 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.595 degrees.






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