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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Washburn to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Washburn to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 258 miles [415.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Washburn to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,059 miles [9,751 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 6,814 miles [10,966.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,723 miles [7,600.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Washburn ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Washburn.

While the name Washburn is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Arkansas

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Washburn, Sebastian County   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the South Southwest

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Washburn, Arapahoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Woodford County

Our profile page for Washburn, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the South

Iowa

Black Hawk County

Our profile page for Washburn, Black Hawk County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Kansas

Bourbon County

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

Wichita County

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

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

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

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Washburn, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

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

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Washburn, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the South Southwest

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New York

Chautauqua County

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

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Washburn, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the Southeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Washburn, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the Southeast

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North Dakota

McLean County

Our profile page for Washburn, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Washburn   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for Washburn, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the South Southeast

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Texas

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Washburn, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Southwest

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West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Washburn, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Washburn ...

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.

Birch   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast of Washburn   [Map]
Cedar   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cornucopia   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Delta   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gurney   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
High Bridge   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mason   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Minersville   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Pike River   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pureair   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Cliff   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Sand Bay   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Topside   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Washburn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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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<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 Washburn 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 316.596 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.461 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.847 degrees.

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<7>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 Washburn 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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