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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Victory to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 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 to:

  • Viroqua [Map], which is the Seat of Vernon County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Victory to Viroqua, 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 five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,230 miles [10,026.2 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 6,979 miles [11,231.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,875 miles [7,845.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Victory ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Victory.

While the name Victory is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Victory, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the South Southeast

Kentucky

Laurel County

Our profile page for Victory, Laurel County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Southeast

Michigan

Mason County

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

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Victory, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the East

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Victory, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

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

Gaston County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Victory   [Map]
Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Jackson County

Our profile page for Victory, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Mercer County

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

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for Victory, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Southeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Victory, Wayne County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Texas

Marion County

Our profile page for Victory, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Vermont

Essex County

Our profile page for Victory, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Victory ...

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.

Bud   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast of Victory   [Map]
Chaseburg   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Church (IA)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
De Soto   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Fargo   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Ferryville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Freeburg (MN)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Purdy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Mound   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Reed   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Retreat   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Romance   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Village Creek (IA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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

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 Victory. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Victory) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Victory. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4855, Longitude: -91.2126     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Victory 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 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 316.857 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.317 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.941 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 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Victory, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Victory.



 
 
 

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