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Wascott, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Superior [Map], which is the Seat of Douglas County, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wascott to Superior, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 244 miles [392.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 901 miles [1,450 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,114 miles [9,839.5 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 6,869 miles [11,054.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,779 miles [7,691.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wascott ...

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.

Cable   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East of Wascott   [Map]
Cozy Corner   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Dairyland   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Earl   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Gordon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]
Kingsdale (MN)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Leonards   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Moose Junction   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spooner   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Springbrook   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wascott. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wascott) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wascott. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1724, Longitude: -91.7982     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wascott 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 Wascott 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 317.247 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.13 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.501 degrees.

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