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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Towerville to:

  • Prairie du Chien [Map], which is the Seat of Crawford County, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Towerville to Prairie du Chien, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,223 miles [10,014.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,971 miles [11,218.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,866 miles [7,831.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Towerville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Towerville.

While the name Towerville is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Towerville, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the East

Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Towerville, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Towerville ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bell Center   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Towerville   [Map]
Fargo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gays Mills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty Pole   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pine Knob   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Readstown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Reed   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rising Sun   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Soldiers Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [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 Towerville. 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.

Clifford Donald Simak
  Author. He was born in Millville (Wisconsin) on Wednesday August 3, 1904 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday April 25, 1988 at an age of 83. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Millville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Towerville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Donald Simak<7>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Towerville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Towerville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Towerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4075, Longitude: -90.8893     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Towerville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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<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 Towerville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.634 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.052 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.793 degrees.

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<7>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: findagrave.com.

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