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Near Egg Harbor in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Halfway to the North Pole

 
 
Halfway to the North Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Mensching, June 22, 2009
1. Halfway to the North Pole Marker
Inscription. The 45th parallel (45 Degrees North Latitude) runs through this wayside. This is the midpoint between the equator and North Pole. But because the Earth is slightly flattened at the poles, the distance from the 45th parallel to the North Pole is approximately 3117 miles and to the equator approximately 3105 miles.

Polaris (North Star) is directly above the North Pole. Therefore the angle between this point and Polaris is 45 degrees.

Door County Historical Society – 2000
 
Erected 2000 by Door County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 59.851′ N, 87° 18.931′ W. Marker is near Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker can be reached from Egg Harbor Road (State Highway 42) north of Wayside Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at a wayside. Marker is in this post office area: Egg Harbor WI 54209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity (approx. 6 miles away); Jacksonport United Methodist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Reynolds' Pier
Halfway to the North Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, July 20, 2012
2. Halfway to the North Pole Marker
(approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Halfway to the North Pole (approx. 7.3 miles away); Propeller and Shaft (approx. 7.8 miles away); Leathem and Smith Quarry (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Orchards of Door County (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. There are two virtually identical markers. This one, along State Highway 42, and another along State Highway 57 north of Jacksonport. Please see the "Other nearby markers" section for a link to the other marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The 45th Parallel. Jacksonport plaque, and the original plaque for Egg Harbor. (Submitted on January 21, 2010.) 

2. "Halfway to the North Pole" Markers. Jacksonport plaque, and the replacement plaque for Egg Harbor. (Submitted on January 21, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Marker and wayside image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, July 20, 2012
3. Marker and wayside
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 22, 2010.   2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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