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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Victory Center 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 Victory Center to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • West Bend [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Victory Center to West Bend, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,134 miles [9,871.7 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 6,877 miles [11,067.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,765 miles [7,668.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Victory Center ...

While the name Victory Center is unique within Wisconsin, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

California

Los Angeles County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Victory Center ...

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.

Brown Deer   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Victory Center   [Map]
Butler   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Cedarburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fussville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Marcy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Meeker   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Rockfield   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Willow Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Willow Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.wi.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Victory Center. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Victory Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Victory Center. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2070, Longitude: -88.0826     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Victory Center 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 Victory Center 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 314.723 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.848 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.40 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Victory Center 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Victory Center.