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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Wisconsin Rapids [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the East.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Walker to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,143 miles [9,886.2 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 6,891 miles [11,090 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,788 miles [7,705.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Walker ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Walker.

While the name Walker is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 48 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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 DelawareMarylandOklahomaWest Virginia
 GeorgiaMassachusettsOregonWyoming
 IdahoMichiganPennsylvania 

Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Walker, Colbert County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the South

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Walker, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km] to the West Southwest

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Walker, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the South Southwest

White County

Our profile page for Walker, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the South

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Walker   [Map]
Distance: About 1,592 miles [2,562.1 km] to the Northwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Walker, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km] to the West Southwest

Mono County

Our profile page for Walker, Mono County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,569 miles [2,525.1 km] to the West

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Walker, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,654 miles [2,661.9 km] to the West

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Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Walker, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the West Southwest

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Walker, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Walker, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Idaho

Madison County

Our profile page for Walker, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the West

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Illinois

Macon County

Our profile page for Walker, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the South

Will County

Our profile page for Walker, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Walker, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Kansas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Walker, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Southwest

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Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Walker, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Southeast

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Walker, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the South

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Walker, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the South

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Walker, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Walker, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

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

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Michigan

Emmet County

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

Kalamazoo County

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

Kent County

Our profile page for Walker, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East Southeast

Ottawa County

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

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Minnesota

Cass County

Our profile page for Walker, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Tishomingo County

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

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Missouri

Vernon County

Our profile page for Walker, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Walker, Gallatin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Chaves County

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

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Walker, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the East

Oswego County

Our profile page for Walker, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Cleveland County

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

Tulsa County

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

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Walker, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,628 miles [2,620 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Walker, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the East Southeast

Tioga County

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

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South Carolina

Barnwell County

Our profile page for Walker, Barnwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the Southeast

Spartanburg County

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

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South Dakota

Corson County

Our profile page for Walker, Corson County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Walker, 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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Texas

Fort Bend County

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

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Walker, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the West

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Walker, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,388 miles [2,233.8 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Wood County

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

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Walker ...

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.

Big Flats   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast of Walker   [Map]
Junction City   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Valley   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Milladore   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Rocky Run   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rudolph   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sherry   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Wisconsin Rapids   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Walker. 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.

Woodrow Wilson Rawls
  Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at an age of 71.

Marshfield [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Walker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<9>

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Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Wood County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Walker. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Walker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3861, Longitude: -89.9787     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker 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 Walker 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 316.001 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.467 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.037 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 Walker, 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 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 Walker 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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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Walker.



 
 
 

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