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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ithaca.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Ithaca to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ithaca to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ithaca to:

  • Richland Center [Map], which is the Seat of Richland County, lies just to the West.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Ithaca to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,205 miles [9,986 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,952 miles [11,188.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,846 miles [7,798.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ithaca ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Ithaca.

While the name Ithaca is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Ithaca, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the South Southeast

Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Ithaca, Gratiot County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the East

Nebraska

Saunders County

Our profile page for Ithaca, Saunders County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West Southwest

New York

Tompkins County

Our profile page for Ithaca, Tompkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Ithaca, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ithaca ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bear Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Ithaca   [Map]
Gotham   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Hill Point   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hub City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lime Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lone Rock   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Neptune   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Rockbridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Twin Bluffs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richland County: www.co.richland.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Ithaca. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ithaca) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ithaca. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3408, Longitude: -90.2818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ithaca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Ithaca to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.217 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.567 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.495 degrees.

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