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Nearest Communities to Washington, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Washington, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Washington:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Washington and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Washington is located in Vilas County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Vilas County: Gogebic (MI), Iron (MI), Forest, Iron, Oneida & Price.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 199 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Washington. Of these communities, 172 are located in counties other than Vilas County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Washington (which is Vilas County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Washington. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Florence CountyLincoln CountyIron County (MI)
Forest CountyOneida CountyOntonagon County (MI)
Iron CountyGogebic County (MI) 
Langlade CountyHoughton County (MI) 


Vilas County     (The county where Washington resides)
 
County Website: www.co.vilas.wi.us/
County Seat for Vilas:   Eagle River
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vilas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Lincoln     [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Eagle River     [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Phelps     [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Phelps (Unver)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Conover     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Conover (Unver)     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cloverland     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Land O'Lakes     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Plum Lake     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saint Germain     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saint Germain (Unver)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Star Lake (Unver)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sayner (Unver)     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Arbor Vitae     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Arbor Vitae (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Boulder Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Boulder Junction     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Presque Isle     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marlands (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lac du Flambeau Station (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Presque Isle (Unver)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lac du Flambeau     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Katinka Village     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lac du Flambeau     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Manitowish Waters     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Manitowish Waters     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Winchester     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Florence County
 
County Website: www.florencewisconsin.com/
County Seat for Florence:   Florence
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Florence County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Long Lake (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Tipler (Unver)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Long Lake     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tipler     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fence     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Florence     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fern (Hist)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fence (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fern     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tyran (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Forest County
 
County Seat for Forest:   Crandon
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forest County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Hiles     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Alvin     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Alvin (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nelma (Unver)     [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Argonne     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hiles     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Atkins (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Popple River     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wisconsin Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Argonne (Unver)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Crandon     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Popple River (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ross     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Newald (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Crandon     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nashville (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Caswell     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Laona Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lincoln     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cavour (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Keith (Hist)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mole Lake (Unver)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Laona     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Nashville     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Laona (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bonneval (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Armstrong Creek     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Blackwell Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Armstrong Creek (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Padus (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Woodlawn (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Blackwell (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Blackwell     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Freedom     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Iron County
 
County Seat for Iron:   Hurley
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iron County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Powell (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Langlade County
 
County Website: www.co.langlade.wi.us/
County Seat for Langlade:   Antigo
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Langlade County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Elcho (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Post Lake (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Elcho     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Parrish     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Parrish (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Summit Lake (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ainsworth     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pearson (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Lincoln County
 
County Website: www.co.lincoln.wi.us/
County Seat for Lincoln:   Merrill
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bundy (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jeffris (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harrison     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Harrison (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
King     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Heafford Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bradley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Oneida County
 
County Website: www.co.oneida.wi.gov/
County Seat for Oneida:   Rhinelander
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Wisconsin       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oneida County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Clearwater Lake (Unver)     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Three Lakes     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Three Lakes (Unver)     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sugar Camp     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sugar Camp     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Piehl     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Gagen (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Starks (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stella     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Newbold     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Roosevelt (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pine Lake     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Monico     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Lake Tomahawk (Unver)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Malvern (Unver)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
McNaughton (Unver)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Newbold     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rhinelander     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Woodruff     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Monico (Unver)     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pelican     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lake Tomahawk     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sunflower (Unver)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Woodruff     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Minocqua (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Schoepke     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Crescent     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hazelhurst (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rantz (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jennings (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lennox (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pelican Lake (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Goodnow (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hazelhurst     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Woodboro (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Enterprise     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Enterprise (Unver)     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Cassian     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Crescent Corner (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Harshaw (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pratt Junction (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Woodboro     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Manson (Hist)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Minocqua     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nokomis     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Little Rice     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Gogebic County (MI)
 
County Seat for Gogebic:   Bessemer (MI)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Michigan       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gogebic County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Katakitckon Indian Village (MI)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Watersmeet (MI)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fuller (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tamarack (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Beaton (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bonifas (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stickley (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Thayer (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gogebic (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wellington (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
White City (MI)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marenisco (MI)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Houghton County (MI)
 
County Seat for Houghton:   Houghton (MI)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Michigan       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houghton County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Kenton (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Iron County (MI)
 
County Website: www.iron.org/
County Seat for Iron:   Crystal Falls (MI)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Michigan       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iron County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Basswood (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elmwood (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Beechwood (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hazel (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Caspian (MI)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hiawatha Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Palatka (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stambaugh (MI)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Homer Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gaastra (MI)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Forbes Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Iron River (MI)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mineral Hills (MI)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Virgil Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bates Junction (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Scott Lake (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bates Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gibbs City (MI) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rogers Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Atkinson (MI) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mapleton (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Chicagon (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pentoga (MI)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Naults (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fortune Lake (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Alpha (MI)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dunn Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Erickson Landing (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monongahela Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
New Bristol Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stager (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mastodon (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shafer Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tobin Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Amasa (MI)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gibson Lake (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kimball Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Odgers Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Panola (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Crystal Falls (MI)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Western Location (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Balsam (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Ontonagon County (MI)
 
County Seat for Ontonagon:   Ontonagon (MI)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Michigan       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ontonagon County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Robbins (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Paulding (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Calderwood (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sleepy Hollow (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Craigsmere (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Agate (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Trout Creek (MI)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Paynesville (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Balitmore (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bruce Crossing (MI)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gem (MI) (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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About Vilas County

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning 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 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9463, Longitude: -89.1371     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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