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The location of Town of Washington

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Washington ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Escanaba (MI). It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the north of Washington. Escanaba (MI) has a population of 12,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Marinette. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southwest of Washington and has a population of 10,700 people.

For comparison, Washington has a population of 720 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Gladstone (MI)   [Map]   4,796   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Menominee (MI)   [Map]   8,279   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Egg Harbor   [Map]   1,339   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gardner   [Map]   1,162   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gibraltar   [Map]   1,038   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Grover   [Map]   1,742   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lake   [Map]   ---   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Liberty Grove   [Map]   1,766   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Nasewaupee   [Map]   2,016   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Peshtigo   [Map]   4,007   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Peshtigo   [Map]   3,407   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Porterfield   [Map]   1,940   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sevastopol   [Map]   2,665   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sturgeon Bay   [Map]   8,910   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Wausaukee   [Map]   1,064   W   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bark River (MI)   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Carney (MI)   [Map]   187   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Devils Corner (MI)   [Map]   ---   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Flat Rock (MI)   [Map]   ---   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Garden (MI)   [Map]   216   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Harris (MI)   [Map]   ---   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Schaffer (MI)   [Map]   ---   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wells (MI)   [Map]   ---   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Baileys Harbor   [Map]   1,038   S   23 miles [37 km]
Egg Harbor   [Map]   203   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ellison Bay   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ephraim   [Map]   285   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jacksonport   [Map]   715   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
North Bay   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Sister Bay   [Map]   925   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Door County ...

Washington is located in Door County.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Washington ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Cedar River (MI)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West of Washington   [Map]
Fairport (MI)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fish Creek   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ford River (MI)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fox (MI)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Gills Rock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Island View (MI)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sac Bay (MI)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sister Bay   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Washington.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Washington Island Airport   [Map]   2P2   ENE   Less than 2 miles
Ephraim - Fish Creek Airport   [Map]   3D2   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Delta Co. Airport (ESC/KESC)   [Map]   ESC   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Menominee Airport(ICAO: KMNM)   [Map]   MNM   WSW   38 miles [61.2 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 Washington.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Washington. 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   WSW   140 miles [225.3 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SSW   175 miles [281.6 km]
Gerald R. Ford Intl. (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]   GRR   SSE   186 miles [299.3 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SW   195 miles [313.8 km]
Bishop Intl. (FNT/KFNT)   [Map]   FNT   SE   229 miles [368.5 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SSW   240 miles [386.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Delta Co. Airport (ESC/KESC)   [Map]   ESC   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ford Airport (ICAO: KIMT)   [Map]   IMT   WNW   64 miles [103 km]
Sawyer Intl. (MQT/KSAW)   [Map]   SAW   NNW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Iron Co. Airport    [Map]   50D   NW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Cherry Capital Airport (TVC/KTVC)   [Map]   TVC   SE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Charlevoix Muni.(ICAO: KCVX)   [Map]   CVX   E   80 miles [128.7 km]
Manistee Co. Airport (MBL/KMBL)   [Map]   MBL   SSE   83 miles [133.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Washington Island Airport   [Map]   2P2   ENE   Less than 2 miles
Ephraim - Fish Creek Airport   [Map]   3D2   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Menominee Airport(ICAO: KMNM)   [Map]   MNM   WSW   38 miles [61.2 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
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cherry Capital Airport   (TVC/KTVC)   [Map]
        Website for Cherry Capital Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlevoix Muni.   (ICAO: KCVX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manistee Co. Airport   (MBL/KMBL)   [Map]
        Website for Manistee County - Blacker Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Menominee Airport   (ICAO: KMNM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Door County Cherryland Airport   (ICAO: KSUE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Schoolcraft Co. Airport   (ICAO: KISQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gerald R. Ford Intl.   (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]
        Website for Gerald R. Ford International Airport
        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
 
Bishop Intl.   (FNT/KFNT)   [Map]
        Website for Bishop International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Delta Co. Airport   (ESC/KESC)   [Map]
        Website for Delta County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ford Airport   (ICAO: KIMT)   [Map]
        Website for Ford Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sawyer Intl.   (MQT/KSAW)   [Map]
        Website for Sawyer International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Wisconsin

About Door County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Door County: www.co.door.wi.gov/

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 Washington.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3858, Longitude: -86.9260     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington 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 Washington), 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 Washington.