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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Washington.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Washington to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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:

  • Sturgeon Bay [Map], which is the Seat of Door County, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Washington to Sturgeon Bay, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 200 miles [321.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,988 miles [9,636.8 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 6,734 miles [10,837.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,628 miles [7,448 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Washington ...

We have found 59 communities that share the name Washington.

While the name Washington is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 55 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Washington, we know of 4 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Wisconsin

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Washington, Maricopa County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Maricopa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pima County

Our profile page for Washington, Pima County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pima County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Washington, Hempstead County   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the South Southwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Washington, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the South Southwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Washington, Los Angeles County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nevada County

Our profile page for Washington, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the West

Yolo County

Our profile page for Washington, Yolo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Yolo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Washington, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Washington, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Washington, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Indiana

Davies's County

Our profile page for Washington, Davies's County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the South

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Iowa

Franklin County

Our profile page for Washington, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the West Southwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Southwest

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Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Washington, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Washington, Shawnee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Kentucky

Mason County

Our profile page for Washington, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the South Southeast

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Louisiana

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Washington, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Washington, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the East

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Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Washington, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Michigan

Macomb County

Our profile page for Washington, Macomb County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the Southeast

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Washington, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Mississippi

Adams County

Our profile page for Washington, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Cooper County

Our profile page for Washington, Cooper County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Cooper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Washington, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the South Southwest

Jackson County

Our profile page for Washington, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the West Southwest

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Washington, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,596 miles [2,568.5 km] to the West

Washoe County

Our profile page for Washington, Washoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Washington, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Washington, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East Southeast

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Washington, Middlesex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Middlesex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Washington, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Fayette County

Our profile page for Washington, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the South Southeast

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Washington, Guernsey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Guernsey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hardin County

Our profile page for Washington, Hardin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hardin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Washington, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Washington, Monroe County
This community is historic.
Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stark County

Our profile page for Washington, Stark County
This community is historic.
Although located in Stark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Vinton County

Our profile page for Washington, Vinton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Vinton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

McClain County

Our profile page for Washington, McClain County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Washington   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Washington, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Southeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Washington, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Southeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the Southeast

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Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Washington, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the East Southeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Washington, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Tennessee

Rhea County

Our profile page for Washington, Rhea County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rhea County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Washington, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Washington, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the East

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Virginia

Rappahannock County

Our profile page for Washington, Rappahannock County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Southeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Washington, Rockbridge County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rockbridge County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Washington, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the Southeast

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Argentina   [Map]

Distance: About 5,647 miles [9,088 km] to the South Southeast

England

- Tyne and Wear   [Map]

Distance: About 3,595 miles [5,785.6 km] to the Northeast

- Pulborough   [Map]

Distance: About 3,769 miles [6,065.6 km] to the Northeast

South Africa   [Map]

Distance: About 8,505 miles [13,687.5 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.

Cedar River (MI)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West of Washington   [Map]
Fairport (MI)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fish Creek   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ford River (MI)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fox (MI)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Gills Rock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Island View (MI)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sac Bay (MI)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sister Bay   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Door 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 Door County: www.co.door.wi.gov/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3947, Longitude: -86.9315     [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 313.881 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.208 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.102 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Washington could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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 significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Washington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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