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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Waterford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Waterford. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenosha. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the southeast of Waterford and has a population of 99,900 people.

For comparison, Waterford has a population of 6,500 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arlington Heights (IL)   [Map]   75,634   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Buffalo Grove (IL)   [Map]   41,226   S   46 miles [74 km]
Carpentersville (IL)   [Map]   38,162   S   46 miles [74 km]
Crystal Lake (IL)   [Map]   40,421   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hoffman Estates (IL)   [Map]   51,567   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Palatine (IL)   [Map]   68,644   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Waukegan (IL)   [Map]   87,729   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wheeling (IL)   [Map]   38,562   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   38,045   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Janesville   [Map]   64,359   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,740   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Racine   [Map]   77,542   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   72,489   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   48,277   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
West Allis   [Map]   59,934   NE   18 miles [29 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Big Bend   [Map]   1,378   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Browns Lake   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Burlington   [Map]   10,978   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Caldwell   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
East Troy   [Map]   4,049   W   5 miles [8 km]
East Troy   [Map]   4,330   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake Beulah   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mukwonago   [Map]   7,947   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Norway   [Map]   8,124   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Potter Lake   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rochester   [Map]   3,807   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Vernon   [Map]   7,661   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Waterford   [Map]   5,487   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wind Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Racine County ...

Waterford is located in Racine County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Racine County: Kenosha, Walworth & Waukesha. Lake Michigan lies to the east.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waterford ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Waterford.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Waterford. 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 Waterford. 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 Waterford ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Waterford.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Burlington Muni.(ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   BUU   SSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grand Geneva Resort Airport(IATA:XES)   [Map]   C02   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Palmyra Muni.   [Map]   88C   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Westosha Airport   [Map]   5K6   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ENE   20 miles [32.2 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 Waterford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Waterford. 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
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SSE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SW   59 miles [95 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   WNW   60 miles [96.6 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   SSE   73 miles [117.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   WSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   SSE   49 miles [78.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Burlington Muni.(ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   BUU   SSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grand Geneva Resort Airport(IATA:XES)   [Map]   C02   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Palmyra Muni.   [Map]   88C   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Westosha Airport   [Map]   5K6   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kenosha Rgnl.(ICAO: KENW)   [Map]   ENW   SE   20 miles [32.2 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.

Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington Muni.   (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
        Website for Waukesha County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenosha Rgnl.   (ICAO: KENW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
        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
 
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport   (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]
        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
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gerald R. Ford Intl.   (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]
        Website for Gerald R. Ford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Muskegon Co. Airport   (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]
        Website for Muskegon County 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 Waterford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Racine County: www.racineco.com/

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 Waterford.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Waterford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waterford) 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 Waterford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Waterford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7906, Longitude: -88.2454     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterford 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 Waterford), 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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