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The location of Town of Washington

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Washington.

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Around Washington ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rhinelander. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the southwest of Washington. Rhinelander has a population of 7,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kingsford (MI). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Washington and has a population of 5,000 people.

For comparison, Washington has a population of 1,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Iron River (MI)   [Map]   2,864   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Arbor Vitae   [Map]   3,302   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bradley   [Map]   2,372   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Crescent   [Map]   2,014   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Florence   [Map]   2,018   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lac du Flambeau   [Map]   3,430   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   2,420   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Minocqua   [Map]   4,447   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Newbold   [Map]   2,721   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pelican   [Map]   2,746   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pine Lake   [Map]   2,717   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Germain   [Map]   2,091   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Three Lakes   [Map]   2,121   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tomahawk   [Map]   3,201   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Woodruff   [Map]   1,978   W   24 miles [38.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Katakitckon Indian Village (MI)   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Alvin   [Map]   153   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Argonne   [Map]   504   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cloverland   [Map]   1,030   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Conover   [Map]   1,226   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Eagle River   [Map]   1,419   W   5 miles [8 km]
Hiles   [Map]   307   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hiles   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Land O'Lakes   [Map]   864   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Phelps   [Map]   1,221   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Piehl   [Map]   85   S   18 miles [29 km]
Plum Lake   [Map]   493   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Stella   [Map]   646   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sugar Camp   [Map]   1,654   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sugar Camp   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Vilas County ...

Washington is located in Vilas County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Washington ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Basswood (MI)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast of Washington   [Map]
Clearwater Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Eagle River   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Gagen   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Land O'Lakes   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Starks   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Sugar Camp   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Three Lakes   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Washington.

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 to see 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>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Three Lakes Muni.   [Map]   40D   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Phelps Muni. Lndg. Strip   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kings Land O' Lakes Airport(ICAO: KLNL)   [Map]   LNL   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Boulder Junction Airport   [Map]   BDJ   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lakeland Airport(ARV/KARV)   [Map]   ARV   W   28 miles [45.1 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   SSW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   S   194 miles [312.2 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   WSW   211 miles [339.6 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SSE   215 miles [346 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SW   216 miles [347.6 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   S   259 miles [416.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Iron Co. Airport    [Map]   50D   E   41 miles [66 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Three Lakes Muni.   [Map]   40D   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Phelps Muni. Lndg. Strip   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kings Land O' Lakes Airport(ICAO: KLNL)   [Map]   LNL   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Boulder Junction Airport   [Map]   BDJ   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lakeland Airport(ARV/KARV)   [Map]   ARV   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Crandon Muni.   [Map]   Y55   SSE   31 miles [49.9 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.

Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport   (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]
        Website for Gogebic - Iron County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sawyer Intl.   (MQT/KSAW)   [Map]
        Website for Sawyer International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houghton County Meml.   (CMX/KCMX)   [Map]
        Website for Houghton County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kings Land O' Lakes Airport   (ICAO: KLNL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lakeland Airport   (ARV/KARV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tomahawk Rgnl.   (ICAO: KTKV)   [Map]
        Website for Tomahawk Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Langlade Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAIG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merrill Muni.   (ICAO: KRRL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eagle River Union Airport   (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]
        Website for Eagle River Union Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ford Airport   (ICAO: KIMT)   [Map]
        Website for Ford Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Vilas County: www.co.vilas.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: 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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Washington. 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, 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: 45.9463, 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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<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.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Washington.