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The location of Washburn

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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 Ashland. It lies just south of Washburn. Ashland has a population of 8,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Ironwood (MI). It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southeast of Washburn and has a population of 5,000 people.

For comparison, Washburn has a population of 2,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bessemer (MI)   [Map]   1,754   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Wakefield (MI)   [Map]   1,709   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Silver Bay (MN)   [Map]   1,804   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Two Harbors (MN)   [Map]   3,562   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Amnicon   [Map]   1,167   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hawthorne   [Map]   1,138   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hurley   [Map]   1,461   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Iron River   [Map]   1,121   W   23 miles [37 km]
Lake Nebagamon   [Map]   1,058   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lenroot   [Map]   1,265   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mercer   [Map]   1,382   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Round Lake   [Map]   979   S   46 miles [74 km]
Russell   [Map]   1,272   N   18 miles [29 km]
Sanborn   [Map]   1,289   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Solon Springs   [Map]   921   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Barksdale   [Map]   720   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bayfield   [Map]   679   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bayfield   [Map]   475   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bayview   [Map]   486   N   5 miles [8 km]
Bell   [Map]   263   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Clover   [Map]   224   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eileen   [Map]   680   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gingles   [Map]   769   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kelly   [Map]   462   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Keystone   [Map]   377   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
La Pointe   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Odanah   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pilsen   [Map]   206   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Washburn   [Map]   529   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
White River   [Map]   915   S   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Bayfield County ...

Washburn is located in Bayfield County and is the County Seat.

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 new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Washburn.

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 to see 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>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
John F. Kennedy Meml.(ASX/KASX)   [Map]   ASX   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madeline Island Airport   [Map]   4R5   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bayfield Co. Airport   [Map]   Y77   WSW   27 miles [43.5 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   SSE   143 miles [230.1 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   SW   166 miles [267.2 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSW   206 miles [331.5 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SSE   255 miles [410.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]   IWD   ESE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Duluth Intl. (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]   DLH   WNW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   ESE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   SE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]   HIB   WNW   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
John F. Kennedy Meml.(ASX/KASX)   [Map]   ASX   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madeline Island Airport   [Map]   4R5   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bayfield Co. Airport   [Map]   Y77   WSW   27 miles [43.5 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houghton County Meml.   (CMX/KCMX)   [Map]
        Website for Houghton County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John F. Kennedy Meml.   (ASX/KASX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Helgeson Airport   (ICAO: KTWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sawyer Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHYR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sky Hbr. Airport   (ICAO: KDYT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard I. Bong Airport   (ICAO: KSUW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport   (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]
        Website for Gogebic - Iron County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Duluth Intl.   (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]
        Website for Duluth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eagle River Union Airport   (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]
        Website for Eagle River Union Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport   (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]
        Website for Chisholm - Hibbing Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in 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: www.bayfieldcounty.org/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: 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 Washburn.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Washburn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Washburn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washburn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6738, Longitude: -90.8935     [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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Washburn.