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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 Yorkville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Yorkville 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 Yorkville:
    • 42.710019, -88.014250
    • 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 Yorkville
  • 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 Yorkville ...

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.

  • Eagle Lake [Racine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
    • Eagle Lake [Racine County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Yorkville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
  • Franksville [Racine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franksville
    • Franksville [Racine County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Yorkville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franksville
  • Hickory Haven [Racine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Haven
    • Hickory Haven [Racine County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Yorkville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Haven
  • Kansasville [Racine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansasville
    • Kansasville [Racine County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Yorkville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kansasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansasville
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    • Mount Pleasant [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Racine County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Yorkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Paris [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Kenosha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Yorkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Raymond [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Racine County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Yorkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
    • Union Grove [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Grove
      • Union Grove [Racine County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Yorkville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Grove

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 Yorkville. 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 ...
    • Alan Dante 'The Horse' Ameche     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 1, 1933 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday August 8, 1988 at the age of 55. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Kenosha is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Yorkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Dante 'The Horse' Ameche<3>
    • Don Ameche     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Sunday May 31, 1908 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Monday December 6, 1993 at the age of 85. We don't have any burial details.
      • Kenosha is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Yorkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Ameche<3>
    • Edward Emerson Barnard     (Astronomer)
      • Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Williams Bay is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Yorkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard<3>
    • Sam Battaglia     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Tueday June 30, 1908 and died in Oak Park (Illinois) on Monday January 8, 1973 at the age of 64. He is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Kenosha is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Yorkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Battaglia<3>
    • Digby Bell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday November 8, 1849 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday June 20, 1917 at the age of 67. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Milwaukee is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Yorkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Digby Bell<3>
    • Lamont Bentley     (Actor)
    • Pamela Owen Britton     (Actress)
    • Ray 'Crash' Corrigan     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday February 14, 1902 and died in Brookings (Oregon) on Tueday August 10, 1976 at the age of 74. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Milwaukee is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Yorkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray 'Crash' Corrigan<3>
    • Amos C. Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Wednesday February 8, 1860 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday July 6, 1888 at the age of 28. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Yorkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos C. Cross<3>
    • Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday May 12, 1866 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Tueday September 6, 1927 at the age of 61. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Yorkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross<3>
    • Ronnie Duman     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Dearborn (Michigan) on Monday December 2, 1929 and died in West Allis (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 9, 1968 at the age of 38. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • West Allis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Yorkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Duman<3>
    • Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday June 21, 1901 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday January 15, 1957 at the age of 55. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Yorkville.
      • Milwaukee is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Yorkville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.<3>
    • Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian     (Race car driver)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Racine, which is the Seat of Racine County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Yorkville to Racine, 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 74 miles [119.1 km] to the west northwest (WNW). 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) is 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,156 miles [9,907.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,897 miles [11,099.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,784 miles [7,699.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Racine County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Racine County: www.racineco.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Yorkville) 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 Yorkville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from YorkvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yorkville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7100, Longitude: -88.0143       In this case, the coordinates for Yorkville 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 Yorkville 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 314.683 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.732 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.514 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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