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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:

  • Ladysmith [Map], which is the Seat of Rusk County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Washington to Ladysmith, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,138 miles [9,878.2 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 6,890 miles [11,088.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,794 miles [7,715.2 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 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Washington, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 40 miles [64.4 km] to the South Southwest

Green County

Our profile page for Washington, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the South Southeast

La Crosse County

Our profile page for Washington, La Crosse County   [Map]
Distance: About 108 miles [173.8 km] to the South

Sauk County

Our profile page for Washington, Sauk County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the South Southeast

Shawano County

Our profile page for Washington, Shawano County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East Southeast

Vilas County

Our profile page for Washington, Vilas County   [Map]
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the East Northeast


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Washington, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the East

New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Washington, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the East

Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Washington, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 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.

Arnold   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast of Washington   [Map]
Bruce   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Crescent   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Donald   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Horseman   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Imalone   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Island Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Ladysmith   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ruby   -   16 miles [25.7 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.

Eddy Waller     (Edward C. Waller)
  Actor. He was born in Chippewa Falls (Wisconsin) on Friday June 14, 1889 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday August 19, 1977 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Chippewa Falls [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Washington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddy Waller<7>

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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 Rusk County: www.ruskcounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Washington. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 45.3347, Longitude: -91.2371     [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 316.865 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.58 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.437 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.