Near Peshtigo in Marinette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Latitude 45° N
Theoretical Half Way Point
North Pole [right arrow]
Equator [left arrow]
The spheroidal shape of the earth makes degrees of latitude in the north longer than in the south. The true half-way point between pole and equator on Highway 41 is marked 710 feet north of Menominee. On Highway 141 see marker 3/4 mile north of Beaver.
Frank E. Noyes, 1938
Erected 1938 by Frank E. Noyes.
Location. 45° 0′ N, 87° 51.198′ W. Marker is near Peshtigo, Wisconsin, in Marinette County. Marker is on U.S. 41 north of Wilcox Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at Wayside Park. Marker is in this post office area: Peshtigo WI 54157, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peshtigo Fire Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Peshtigo Fire (approx. 6.4 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 6½ miles away); Mission of St. Francois Xavier First Church of Christ, Scientist (approx. 7.7 miles away); Nicholas Perrot (approx. 7.8 miles away); Stanley Toy Company (approx. 7.8 miles away); Old Copper Culture Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peshtigo.
Regarding Latitude 45° N. Beaver is located 2 miles north of State Highway 64 on U.S. Highway 141. In the 1930s, Frank E. Noyes of Marinette, Wisconsin, editor of the Daily Eagle-Star, erected various historical plaques throughout the area.
Also see . . . Halfway to the Pole. "There are several markers in Wisconsin and upper Michigan that mark the halfway point..." (Submitted on December 30, 2007.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,602 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.