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

Halfway to the North Pole

 
 
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By Keith L, September 16, 2008
1. Halfway to the North Pole Marker
Inscription. The 45th parallel (45 Degrees North Latitude) runs through a point one half mile south of this wayside (intersection of Hwy. 57 and Logerquist Road). This is the geographical 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 the Door County Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 0.26′ N, 87° 10.007′ W. Marker is near Jacksonport, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 57, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at a wayside. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6799 State Highway 57, Baileys Harbor WI 54202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reynolds' Pier (approx. 2 miles away); The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jacksonport United Methodist Church
Halfway to the North Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Simpson, October 24, 2006
2. Halfway to the North Pole Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); 8064 Hwy. 57 (approx. 4.6 miles away); 8068 Hwy. 57 (approx. 4.6 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Baileys Harbor Town Marina (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonport.
 
More about this marker. There are two virtually identical markers. This one, along State Highway 57, and another along State Highway 42 south of Egg Harbor.
 
Also see . . .  Halfway to the Pole. (Submitted on January 28, 2009.)
 
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Halfway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, July 20, 2012
3. Halfway Marker
Halfway to the North Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Simpson, October 24, 2006
4. Halfway to the North Pole Marker
Halfway to the North Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 16, 2008
5. Halfway to the North Pole Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,991 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on January 20, 2010. Photos:   1. submitted on January 28, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Chris Simpson of Merritt Island, Florida.   3. submitted on July 21, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   4. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Chris Simpson of Merritt Island, Florida.   5. submitted on January 28, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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