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Town of Washington, Wisconsin
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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 & Almanacs 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:

  • Shawano [Map], which is the Seat of Shawano County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Washington to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving 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 6,069 miles [9,767.1 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 6,817 miles [10,970.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,711 miles [7,581.6 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 84 miles [135.2 km] to the East Northeast

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Washington, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the West

Green County

Our profile page for Washington, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the South Southwest

La Crosse County

Our profile page for Washington, La Crosse County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the West Southwest

Rusk County

Our profile page for Washington, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the West Northwest

Sauk County

Our profile page for Washington, Sauk County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the Southwest

Vilas County

Our profile page for Washington, Vilas County   [Map]
Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the North Northwest

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Litchfield County

Our profile page for Washington, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the East

New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Washington, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the East


Orange County

Our profile page for Washington, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 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.

Advance   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Washington   [Map]
Cecil   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Chase   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Embarrass   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Frostville   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Hickory Corners   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hintz   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Kelly Brook   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Legend Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red River   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rose Lawn   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Slab City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [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.

Mike Michalske
  Professional football. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday April 24, 1903 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 26, 1983 at an age of 80. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Green Bay [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Washington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Michalske<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Shawano 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 Shawano County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning 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 (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: 44.8022, Longitude: -88.4437     [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 314.937 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.318 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.098 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:

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