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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two 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

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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' distance from Washington. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, 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: 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Washington.