Below are places that are close (or relative) to Germantown.
This page contains six sections:
Around Germantown ...
The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the southeast of Germantown. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>
The next largest community is Kenosha.
It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the south of Germantown and has a population of 99,900 people.
For comparison, Germantown has a population of 20,000 people.
The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<2>
|Brookfield [Map] ||38,045|| S ||11 miles [17.7 km]|
|Caledonia [Map] ||25,002|| S ||31 miles [49.9 km]|
|Fond du Lac [Map] ||42,809|| NW ||40 miles [64.4 km]|
|Franklin [Map] ||36,143|| S ||24 miles [38.6 km]|
|Greenfield [Map] ||36,827|| S ||19 miles [30.6 km]|
|Menomonee Falls [Map] ||37,443|| S ||6 miles [9.7 km]|
|Mount Pleasant [Map] ||26,525|| S ||37 miles [59.5 km]|
|New Berlin [Map] ||39,740|| S ||18 miles [29 km]|
|Oak Creek [Map] ||36,354|| SE ||26 miles [41.8 km]|
|Racine [Map] ||77,542|| SE ||38 miles [61.2 km]|
|Sheboygan [Map] ||48,329|| NE ||40 miles [64.4 km]|
|Waukesha [Map] ||72,489|| S ||16 miles [25.7 km]|
|Wauwatosa [Map] ||48,277|| S ||12 miles [19.3 km]|
|West Allis [Map] ||59,934|| S ||16 miles [25.7 km]|
|West Bend [Map] ||31,596|| N ||13 miles [20.9 km]|
The following is a sample of nearby communities:
|Brown Deer [Map] ||11,964|| SE ||8 miles [12.9 km]|
|Butler [Map] ||1,816|| S ||9 miles [14.5 km]|
|Cedarburg [Map] ||5,946|| NE ||8 miles [12.9 km]|
|Cedarburg [Map] ||11,465|| NE ||7 miles [11.3 km]|
|Germantown [Map] ||245|| NW ||2 miles [3.2 km]|
|Jackson [Map] ||4,491|| N ||5 miles [8 km]|
|Jackson [Map] ||7,107|| N ||6 miles [9.7 km]|
|Lannon [Map] ||1,200|| S ||6 miles [9.7 km]|
|Lisbon [Map] ||10,542|| SW ||8 miles [12.9 km]|
|Mequon [Map] ||24,159|| E ||6 miles [9.7 km]|
|Polk [Map] ||3,976|| NW ||8 miles [12.9 km]|
|Richfield [Map] ||11,696|| W ||5 miles [8 km]|
|Richfield [Map] ||---|| W ||6 miles [9.7 km]|
|Sussex [Map] ||10,819|| SW ||8 miles [12.9 km]|
|Thiensville [Map] ||3,146|| E ||7 miles [11.3 km]|
For more communities neighboring Germantown, please visit our County-by-County Page for Germantown.
Washington County ...
Germantown is located in Washington County.
The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan & Waukesha.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Germantown ...
This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Germantown.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Germantown. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Germantown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
Websites We Enjoy ...
When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:
For the State of Wisconsin
Parks for Wisconsin
Fishing in Wisconsin
Hunting in Wisconsin
National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin
America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways
RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions
Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations
The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin
Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin
Airports Near Germantown ...
Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Germantown.
When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Germantown.
Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Germantown. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.
Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service
General Aviation Airports
|Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code) ||Dir||Distance|
|Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (MWC/KMWC) [Map]|| SSE ||9 miles [14.5 km]|
|Capitol Airport (ICAO: K02C) [Map]|| SSW ||10 miles [16.1 km]|
|West Bend Muni. (ICAO: KETB) [Map]|| N ||12 miles [19.3 km]|
|Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES) [Map]|| SSW ||14 miles [22.5 km]|
|Hartford Muni. (FAA ID: HXF) [Map]|| WNW ||15 miles [24.1 km]|
Additional Airport Information
For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin
About Washington County
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Germantown: www.village.germantown.wi.us/
The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.wi.us/
The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Germantown.|
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|<2>||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- Germantown) 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 Germantown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Germantown
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Germantown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2361, Longitude: -88.1204 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Germantown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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|<3>||The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.|
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|<4>||When we are planning a trip (for example, to Germantown), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.|
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