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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Washington to ...

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

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

  • Sturgeon Bay [Map], which is the Seat of Door County, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Washington to Sturgeon Bay, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 200 miles [321.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,988 miles [9,636.8 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 6,735 miles [10,838.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,628 miles [7,448 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Washington ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Washington.

Within Wisconsin, there are 7 communities which are also named Washington. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 10 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Wisconsin

Communities outside of Wisconsin

Other Communities Located In Wisconsin

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Washington, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the West

Green County

Our profile page for Washington, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the Southwest

La Crosse County

Our profile page for Washington, La Crosse County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the West Southwest

Rusk County

Our profile page for Washington, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the West

Sauk County

Our profile page for Washington, Sauk County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Southwest

Shawano County

Our profile page for Washington, Shawano County   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the West Southwest

Vilas County

Our profile page for Washington, Vilas County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the West Northwest

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Litchfield County

Our profile page for Washington, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the East Southeast

New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Washington, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the East Southeast


Orange County

Our profile page for Washington, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Washington ...

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.

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]

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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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Washington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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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<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 Washington 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 313.877 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.203 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.102 degrees.

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