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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Sheboygan [Map], which is the Seat of Sheboygan County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Waldo to Sheboygan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,106 miles [9,826.7 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 6,850 miles [11,024 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,740 miles [7,628.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waldo ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Waldo.

While the name Waldo is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Talladega County

Our profile page for Waldo, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the South

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Waldo, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the South Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Waldo   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,344 miles [2,163 km] to the West Northwest

California

Marin County

Our profile page for Waldo, Marin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,836 miles [2,954.8 km] to the West

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Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Waldo, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Livingston County

Our profile page for Waldo, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Kansas

Russell County

Our profile page for Waldo, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Kentucky

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Waldo, Magoffin County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the South Southeast

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Waldo, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the East

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Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Waldo, Berrien County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Berrien County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Lake County

Our profile page for Waldo, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Waldo, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the South

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Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Waldo, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the Southwest

Webster County

Our profile page for Waldo, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the South Southwest

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New Jersey

Hudson County

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

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New Mexico

Santa Fe County

Our profile page for Waldo, Santa Fe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Ohio

Marion County

Our profile page for Waldo, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the Southeast

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Oregon

Josephine County

Our profile page for Waldo, Josephine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the West

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Texas

Kinney County

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

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West Virginia

Putnam County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Waldo ...

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.

Adell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Waldo   [Map]
Cascade   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cranberry Marsh   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dundee   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Gooseville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenbush   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Meadows   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
New Paris   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Ourtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Plymouth   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Random Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Silver Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sheboygan County: www.co.sheboygan.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 Waldo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waldo) 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 Waldo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waldo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waldo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6756, Longitude: -87.9468     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waldo 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 Waldo 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 314.624 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.801 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.188 degrees.

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<7>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 Waldo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Waldo 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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