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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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:

  • Monroe [Map], which is the Seat of Green County, lies just to the South.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Washington to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 709 miles [1,141 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,213 miles [9,998.9 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 6,958 miles [11,197.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,848 miles [7,802.1 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

Door County

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

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Washington, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the North Northwest

La Crosse County

Our profile page for Washington, La Crosse County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the Northwest

Rusk County

Our profile page for Washington, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the North Northwest

Sauk County

Our profile page for Washington, Sauk County   [Map]
Distance: About 53 miles [85.3 km] to the North Northwest

Shawano County

Our profile page for Washington, Shawano County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northeast

Vilas County

Our profile page for Washington, Vilas County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the North


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Washington, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the East

New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Washington, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the East

Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Washington, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the East Northeast

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.

Argyle   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West of Washington   [Map]
Forward   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Juda   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mineral Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Moscow   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Postville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Schultz   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twin Grove   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Washington. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Kenneth Sydney Davis
  Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at an age of 86.

Madison [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Washington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis<7>
 
Chris Farley     (Christopher Crosby Farley)
  Actor, comedian. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at an age of 33. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Washington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Farley
 
Allen Ludden     (Born as Allen Packard Ellsworth)
  Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at an age of 63. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Mineral Point [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Washington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden

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About Green County

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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 Green County: www.co.green.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from 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 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: 42.7289, Longitude: -89.6543     [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 315.79 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.995 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.342 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Washington.



 
 
 

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