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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Elkhorn [Map], which is the Seat of Walworth County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Walworth to Elkhorn, 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 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three 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 6,185 miles [9,953.8 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 6,928 miles [11,149.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,815 miles [7,749 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Walworth ...

While the name Walworth is unique within Wisconsin, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for Walworth, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Walworth ...

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 Foot Prairie (IL)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Walworth   [Map]
Blaine (IL)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elkhorn   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Harvard (IL)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Hebron (IL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Inlet   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake Lawn   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Shady Side (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Walworth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Walworth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walworth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5384, Longitude: -88.6070     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walworth 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 Walworth 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 315.083 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.162 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.863 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Walworth.



 
 
 

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