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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Vesper to ...

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

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

  • Wisconsin Rapids [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Vesper to Wisconsin Rapids, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 768 miles [1,236 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,137 miles [9,876.5 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 6,887 miles [11,083.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,784 miles [7,699.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vesper ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Vesper.

While the name Vesper is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Kansas

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Vesper, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Southwest

Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Vesper, Menominee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Menominee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Vesper, Broome County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Broome County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Vesper, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the East

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Oregon

Clatsop County

Our profile page for Vesper, Clatsop County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clatsop County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Vesper   [Map]
Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Vesper ...

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.

Dancy   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast of Vesper   [Map]
Junction City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Milladore   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rangeline   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Rocky Run   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Rudolph   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Sherry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Wisconsin Rapids   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Vesper. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Woodrow Wilson Rawls
  Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at an age of 71.

Marshfield [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Vesper

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Vesper. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vesper) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vesper. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vesper

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vesper. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4811, Longitude: -89.9674     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vesper 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 Vesper 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 315.992 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.47 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.004 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Vesper could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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