RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Town of Washington, Wisconsin
(La Crosse County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WI
Communities





The location of Town of Washington









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 La Crosse. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the west of Washington. La Crosse has a population of 51,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Winona (MN). It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northwest of Washington and has a population of 26,900 people.

For comparison, Washington has a population of 580 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Waukon (IA)   [Map]   3,697   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Goodview (MN)   [Map]   4,109   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   5,028   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Campbell   [Map]   4,362   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Holland   [Map]   3,849   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Holmen   [Map]   9,887   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Mauston   [Map]   4,394   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   5,772   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   18,712   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Richland Center   [Map]   4,998   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Shelby   [Map]   4,898   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sparta   [Map]   9,664   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,369   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   4,448   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
West Salem   [Map]   5,026   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bangor   [Map]   641   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bangor   [Map]   1,471   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Barre   [Map]   1,293   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cashton   [Map]   1,103   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Christiana   [Map]   962   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coon   [Map]   758   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coon Valley   [Map]   784   S   5 miles [8 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   2,154   W   5 miles [8 km]
Hamburg   [Map]   995   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Leon   [Map]   1,128   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Melvina   [Map]   107   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Portland   [Map]   829   E   5 miles [8 km]
Rockland   [Map]   647   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saint Joseph   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Shelby   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

La Crosse County ...

Washington is located in La Crosse County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of La Crosse County: Houston (MN), Winona (MN), Jackson, Monroe, Trempealeau & Vernon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Washington ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Washington.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, attractions 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>   DirDistance
Viroqua Muni. (FAA ID: Y51)   [Map]   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bloyer Fld. (FAA ID: Y72)   [Map]   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Houston Co. Airport (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport (FAA ID: BCK)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]   W   76 miles [122.3 km]
Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   ESE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport  (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   NE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   NW   134 miles [215.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dubuque Rgnl.  (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   S   95 miles [152.9 km]
Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]   SW   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Viroqua Muni. (FAA ID: Y51)   [Map]   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bloyer Fld. (FAA ID: Y72)   [Map]   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Houston Co. Airport (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport (FAA ID: BCK)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Elroy Muni. (FAA ID: 60C)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 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.

Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
  Website for Rochester International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
  Website for Dane County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport   (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winona Muni.   (ONA/KONA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
  Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
  Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
  Website for Rockford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
  Website for General Mitchell International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
  Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waterloo Rgnl.   (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
  Website for Waterloo Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Wisconsin

About La Crosse 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 La Crosse County: www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://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.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7789, Longitude: -90.9710     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<4>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.

- Return to Citation





 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2018
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 04 Jan 2019