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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 Wittenberg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wittenberg 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 Wittenberg:
    • 44.826732, -89.166232
    • 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 Wittenberg
  • 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 Wittenberg ...

We have found four communities that share the name Wittenberg.

Within Wisconsin, the name Wittenberg is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Perry County
      • This Wittenberg is located in Perry County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<1> to the south of the Wittenberg that is located in Shawano County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wittenberg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Wittenberg.
    • New York
      • Ulster County
      • This Wittenberg is located in Ulster County and lies 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<1> to the east of the Wittenberg that is located in Shawano County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wittenberg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ulster County community of Wittenberg.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Somerset County
      • This Wittenberg is located in Somerset County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Wittenberg that is located in Shawano County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wittenberg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Wittenberg.
    • South Dakota
      • Hutchinson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Wittenberg [Hutchinson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wittenberg ...

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.

  • Big Falls [Waupaca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Falls
    • Big Falls [Waupaca County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wittenberg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Falls
  • Five Corners [Shawano County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
    • Five Corners [Shawano County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wittenberg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Granite City [Waupaca County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite City
    • Granite City [Waupaca County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Wittenberg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hunting [Shawano County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunting
    • Hunting [Shawano County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Wittenberg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunting have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunting
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Little Eau Claire [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Eau Claire
      • Little Eau Claire [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Wittenberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eau Claire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Eau Claire
    • Marion [Waupaca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Waupaca County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Wittenberg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,167 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Pike Lake [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Lake
      • Pike Lake [Marathon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Wittenberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Lake
    • Shantytown [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shantytown
      • Shantytown [Marathon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Wittenberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shantytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shantytown
    • Split Rock [Shawano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Split Rock
      • Split Rock [Shawano County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Wittenberg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Split Rock

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Shawano, which is the Seat of Shawano County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Wittenberg to Shawano, with an average speed<4> 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, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,093 miles [9,805.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,842 miles [11,011.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,738 miles [7,625.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Shawano County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shawano County: www.co.shawano.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wittenberg) 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 Wittenberg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WittenbergOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wittenberg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8267, Longitude: -89.1662    
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Wittenberg 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.
<3>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.
<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 Wittenberg 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 315.433 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.884 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.474 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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