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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Waterbury 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 Waterbury to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Waterbury to:

  • Black River Falls [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Waterbury to Black River Falls, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,164 miles [9,920 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 6,914 miles [11,127 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,812 miles [7,744.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waterbury ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Waterbury.

While the name Waterbury is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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New Haven County

Our profile page for Waterbury, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the East


Manatee County

Our profile page for Waterbury, Manatee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km] to the South Southeast


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Waterbury, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the East Southeast


Dixon County

Our profile page for Waterbury, Dixon County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Jerauld County

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

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Brazoria County

Our profile page for Waterbury, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Washington County

Our profile page for Waterbury, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Waterbury ...

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.

Christie   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North of Waterbury   [Map]
Globe   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Lees Crossing   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]
Lynn   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lynxville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Pray   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Shamrock   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shortville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Speck Oaks   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Waterbury. 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.

Woodrow Wilson Rawls
  Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at an age of 71.

Marshfield [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Waterbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waterbury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Waterbury. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waterbury) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3852, Longitude: -90.5985     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterbury 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 Waterbury 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 316.43 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.954 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.367 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Waterbury 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>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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