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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Wingville:
    • 42.991658, -90.491514
    • 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 Wingville
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wingville ...

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.

  • Arthur [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Wingville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
  • Clyde [Iowa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Iowa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wingville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Easter Rock [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easter Rock
    • Easter Rock [Crawford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Wingville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easter Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easter Rock
  • Hickory Grove [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
    • Hickory Grove [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wingville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
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    • Highland [Iowa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Iowa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wingville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 826 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Homer [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wingville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
    • Leslie [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Lafayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wingville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
    • Orion [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orion
      • Orion [Richland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Wingville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orion
    • Sand Prairie [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Prairie
      • Sand Prairie [Richland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Wingville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Prairie
    • Shady Dell [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Dell
      • Shady Dell [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Wingville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Dell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Dell
    • Union [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Wingville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Woodman [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodman
      • Woodman [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Wingville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodman

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 Wingville. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Allen Ludden     (Television personality)
      • Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin).
      • Mineral Point is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Wingville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<3>
    • Justin Mentell     (Actor, artist)
      • Actor, artist. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Thursday December 16, 1982 and died in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Monday February 1, 2010 at the age of 27. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Mineral Point is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Wingville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Mentell<3>
    • Clifford Donald Simak     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Millville (Wisconsin) on Wednesday August 3, 1904 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday April 25, 1988 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
      • Millville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Wingville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Donald Simak<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wingville to Lancaster, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,230 miles [10,026.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,976 miles [11,226.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,869 miles [7,835.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Grant County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.grantcounty.org/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Wingville) 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 Wingville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WingvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wingville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9917, Longitude: -90.4915       In this case, the coordinates for Wingville 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 Wingville 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 316.36 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.683 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.699 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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