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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Victory Heights 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 Heights 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 Heights to:

  • Janesville [Map], which is the Seat of Rock County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Victory Heights to Janesville, 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 40 miles [64.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,203 miles [9,982.8 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 6,946 miles [11,178.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,834 miles [7,779.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Victory Heights ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Victory Heights.

While the name Victory Heights is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Hartford County

Our profile page for Victory Heights, Hartford County
Although located in Hartford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Chatham County

Our profile page for Victory Heights, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the South Southeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Victory Heights, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the South Southeast


Clark County

Our profile page for Victory Heights, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the Southeast

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Chemung County

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

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Venango County

Our profile page for Victory Heights, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East

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Shelby County

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

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Victory Heights, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Southeast

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King County

Our profile page for Victory Heights, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Victory Heights ...

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.

Footville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Victory Heights   [Map]
Foxhollow   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Garden Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Holiday Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Janesville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Morehaven (IL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Porters   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Stagecoach Hills (IL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tiffany   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [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 Victory Heights. 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.

Albert Goodwill Spalding
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Byron (Illinois) on Monday September 2, 1850 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday September 9, 1915 at an age of 65.

Byron [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Victory Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Goodwill Spalding<8>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Victory Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5428, Longitude: -89.0907     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Victory Heights 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 Heights 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 315.409 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.534 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.107 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 Victory Heights 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:

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