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The location of Wales









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Wales.

This page contains six sections:

Around Wales ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Wales. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenosha. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southeast of Wales and has a population of 99,900 people.

For comparison, Wales has a population of 2,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Wales and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Waukegan (IL)   [Map]   87,729   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Beloit   [Map]   36,773   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   38,045   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,143   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,827   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Janesville   [Map]   64,359   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,740   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oak Creek   [Map]   36,354   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Racine   [Map]   77,542   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   32,894   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   72,489   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   48,277   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
West Allis   [Map]   59,934   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
West Bend   [Map]   31,596   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Delafield   [Map]   8,520   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Delafield   [Map]   7,526   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dousman   [Map]   2,314   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Genesee   [Map]   7,321   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Genesee   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hartland   [Map]   9,279   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Nashotah   [Map]   1,367   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
North Prairie   [Map]   2,222   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oconomowoc Lake   [Map]   595   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ottawa   [Map]   3,898   W   5 miles [8 km]
Ottawa   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pewaukee   [Map]   14,476   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pewaukee West   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Summit   [Map]   4,909   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   8,802   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Wales, please visit our County-by-County Page for Wales.

Waukesha County ...

Wales is located in Waukesha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Waukesha County: Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth & Washington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wales ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Wales.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Wales. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wales. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Wales ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Wales.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Waukesha Co. Airport  (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   ENE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Capitol Airport (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Palmyra Muni. (FAA ID: 88C)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
East Troy Muni.  (FAA ID: 57C)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Watertown Muni. (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Burlington Muni. (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni. (FAA ID: 61C)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Wales.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wales. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Gen. Mitchell Intl.  (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   WNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   SW   66 miles [106.2 km]
O'Hare Intl.  (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   SSE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Midway Intl.  (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   SSE   90 miles [144.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl. (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Chicago Exec.  (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   SSE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl.  (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   N   86 miles [138.4 km]
Austin Straubel Intl. (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   N   102 miles [164.2 km]
Muskegon Co. Airport  (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]   E   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Waukesha Co. Airport  (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   ENE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Capitol Airport (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Palmyra Muni. (FAA ID: 88C)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
East Troy Muni.  (FAA ID: 57C)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Watertown Muni. (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Burlington Muni. (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni. (FAA ID: 61C)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
  Website for General Mitchell International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
  Website for Dane County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Muskegon Co. Airport   (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]
  Website for Muskegon County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
  Website for Waukesha County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport   (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington Muni.   (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
  Website for Rockford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Bend Muni.   (ICAO: KETB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
  Website for O'Hare International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
  Website for Midway International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
  Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
  Website for Chicago Executive Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
  Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for Waukesha County: www.waukeshacounty.gov/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wales.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wales) 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 Wales. 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 Wales

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wales. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0050, Longitude: -88.3779     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wales have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Wales), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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