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Town of Washburn, Wisconsin
(Bayfield County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other WI

The location of Town of Washburn

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Washburn ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Duluth (MN). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Washburn. Duluth (MN) has a population of 86,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Superior. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the west of Washburn and has a population of 26,200 people.

For comparison, Washburn has a population of 530 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 Washburn and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Ironwood (MI)   [Map]   4,971   E   46 miles [74 km]
Silver Bay (MN)   [Map]   1,769   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Two Harbors (MN)   [Map]   3,517   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Amnicon   [Map]   1,168   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ashland   [Map]   7,823   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hawthorne   [Map]   1,136   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hayward   [Map]   3,517   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hayward   [Map]   2,302   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hurley   [Map]   1,441   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Lenroot   [Map]   1,278   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Oakland   [Map]   1,147   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Parkland   [Map]   1,221   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Russell   [Map]   1,291   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sanborn   [Map]   1,272   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Washburn   [Map]   2,048   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Barksdale   [Map]   728   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bayview   [Map]   490   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bell   [Map]   265   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clover   [Map]   224   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Delta   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eileen   [Map]   686   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gingles   [Map]   764   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Iron River   [Map]   1,132   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kelly   [Map]   466   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Keystone   [Map]   380   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mason   [Map]   317   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mason   [Map]   91   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pilsen   [Map]   206   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Port Wing   [Map]   370   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tripp   [Map]   234   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Bayfield County ...

Washburn is located in Bayfield County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bayfield County: Ashland, Douglas, Sawyer & Washburn. Lake Superior lies to the north.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Washburn ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Washburn. 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 Washburn. 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 Washburn ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
John F. Kennedy Meml. (ASX/KASX)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Madeline Island Airport (FAA ID: 4R5)   [Map]   ENE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bayfield Co. Airport (FAA ID: Y77)   [Map]   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Cable Union Airport (FAA ID: 3CU)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 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 Washburn.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Washburn. 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
Central Wisconsin Airport  (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   SSE   147 miles [236.6 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   SW   160 miles [257.5 km]
Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]   SSW   202 miles [325.1 km]
Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   SSE   257 miles [413.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport  (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]   ESE   46 miles [74 km]
Duluth Intl.  (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]   WNW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport  (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]   WNW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Eagle River Union Airport  (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
John F. Kennedy Meml. (ASX/KASX)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Madeline Island Airport (FAA ID: 4R5)   [Map]   ENE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bayfield Co. Airport (FAA ID: Y77)   [Map]   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Cable Union Airport (FAA ID: 3CU)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 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.

Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
  Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
  Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Richard B. Helgeson Airport   (ICAO: KTWM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sky Hbr. Airport   (ICAO: KDYT)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
  Website for Rochester International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Richard I. Bong Airport   (ICAO: KSUW)   [Map]
  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
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport   (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]
  Website for Gogebic - Iron County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Duluth Intl.   (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]
  Website for Duluth International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport   (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]
  Website for Chisholm - Hibbing Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Eagle River Union Airport   (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]
  Website for Eagle River Union Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John F. Kennedy Meml.   (ASX/KASX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Bayfield County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bayfield County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Washburn) 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 Washburn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Washburn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6638, Longitude: -91.0902     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washburn 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 Washburn), 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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