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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Windsor:
    • 43.229158, -89.301505
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Windsor
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Windsor ...

We have found three communities that share the name Windsor.

Within Wisconsin, the name Windsor is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This Windsor is located in Hartford County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<1> to the east of the Windsor that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Windsor.
    • New York
      • Broome County
      • This Windsor is located in Broome County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<1> to the east of the Windsor that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Broome County community of Windsor.
    • Vermont
      • Windsor County
      • This Windsor is located in Windsor County and lies 846 miles [1,361.5 km]<1> to the east of the Windsor that is located in Dane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windsor County community of Windsor.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Windsor ...

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.

  • Catfish [Dane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catfish
    • Catfish [Dane County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Windsor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catfish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Darwin [Dane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darwin
    • Darwin [Dane County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Windsor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • DeForest [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeForest
    • DeForest [Dane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Windsor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,915 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeForest
  • Elmside [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmside
    • Elmside [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Windsor
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmside
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    • Maple Bluff [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Bluff
      • Maple Bluff [Dane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Windsor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Bluff
    • Pebble Valley [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebble Valley
      • Pebble Valley [Dane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Windsor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebble Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebble Valley
    • Pierceville [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierceville
      • Pierceville [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Windsor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierceville
    • Raintree [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raintree
      • Raintree [Dane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Windsor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raintree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raintree
    • Seminary Springs [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary Springs
      • Seminary Springs [Dane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Windsor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary Springs
    • Sunburst [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunburst
      • Sunburst [Dane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Windsor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunburst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunburst
    • Token Creek [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Token Creek
      • Token Creek [Dane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Windsor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Token Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Token Creek

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 Windsor. 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.

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    • Charles Sydney Ainsworth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Manchester (England) on Sunday December 21, 1873 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday May 21, 1922 at the age of 48. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Sydney Ainsworth<3>
    • Eugene Matthew Brabender     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Windsor.
      • Madison is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<3>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Madison is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<3>
    • John Steuart Curry     (Painter, muralist)
    • Kenneth Sydney Davis     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at the age of 86. The body was cremated.
      • Madison is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis<3>
    • Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at the age of 33.
      • Madison is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley<3>
    • Gale Herbert Gillingham     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday February 3, 1944 and died in Little Falls (Minnesota) on Thursday October 20, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Morrison County, Minnesota).
      • Madison is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gale Herbert Gillingham<3>
    • Frederick Charles 'Fred' Merkle     (Major League Baseball)
    • Charles 'Kid' Nichols     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Tueday September 14, 1869 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Saturday April 11, 1953 at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Madison is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Kid' Nichols<3>
    • Dr. William David Sansum     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Baraboo (Wisconsin) on Saturday September 25, 1880 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Monday January 5, 1948 at the age of 67. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Baraboo is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. William David Sansum<3>
    • William Conrad Styles Severson     (Sculptor)
    • Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Fitchburg is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<3>
    • Robert James 'Red' Wilson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 7, 1929 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday August 8, 2014 at the age of 85. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Windsor.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert James 'Red' Wilson<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the Seat of Dane County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Windsor to Madison, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 704 miles [1,133 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,176 miles [9,939.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,921 miles [11,138.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,812 miles [7,744.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Windsor: www.ci.windsor.wi.us/

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

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- Windsor) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Windsor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WindsorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windsor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2292, Longitude: -89.3015       In this case, the coordinates for Windsor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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: findagrave.com.
<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 Windsor 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 315.548 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.79 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.019 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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