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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Waukesha [Map], which is the Seat of Waukesha County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Waterville to Waukesha, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,156 miles [9,907.1 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 6,899 miles [11,102.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,787 miles [7,703.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waterville ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Waterville.

While the name Waterville is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Waterville, Cochise County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Cochise County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Waterville, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the East

Georgia

Walker County

Our profile page for Waterville, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the South Southeast

Iowa

Allamakee County

Our profile page for Waterville, Allamakee County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the West

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Kansas

Marshall County

Our profile page for Waterville, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the West Southwest

Riley County

Our profile page for Waterville, Riley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Riley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Waterville, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Waterville, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the East

Worcester County

Our profile page for Waterville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Le Sueur County

Our profile page for Waterville, Le Sueur County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Waterville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the East Northeast

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

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

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New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Waterville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Waterville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East

Oneida County

Our profile page for Waterville, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the East

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Waterville, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the East

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Waterville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,696 miles [2,729.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Haywood County

Our profile page for Waterville, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Waterville
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Lucas County

Our profile page for Waterville, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

Our profile page for Waterville, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East

Delaware County

Our profile page for Waterville, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the East Southeast

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Waterville, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the East

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Quebec

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

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Waterville, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Texas

Wharton County

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

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Vermont

Lamoille County

Our profile page for Waterville, Lamoille County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Douglas County

Our profile page for Waterville, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Waterville ...

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.

Eagle   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Waterville   [Map]
Eagleville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Hartland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Heath Mills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Hebron   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Helenville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Lake Five   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Prairie   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Pipersville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Potter Lake   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Slabtown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Summit Corners   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [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 Waterville. 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.

Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Jr.
  Sportscaster. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 7, 1956

Milwaukee [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Waterville
 
Alfred Lunt     (Alfred Davis Lunt, Jr.)
  Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday August 12, 1892 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday August 3, 1977 at an age of 85. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Waterville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred Lunt<9>
 
John Daniel Matuszak
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Oak Creek (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 25, 1950 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday June 17, 1989 at an age of 38. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Oak Creek [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Waterville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Daniel Matuszak
 
Les Paul     (Born as Lester William Polsfuss)
  Musician. He was born in Waukesha (Wisconsin) on Wednesday June 9, 1915 and died in White Plains (New York) on Wednesday August 12, 2009 at an age of 94. He was buried at Prairie Home Cemetery (Waukesha County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Waukesha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Waterville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Paul
 
Spencer Tracy     (Spencer Bonaventure Tracy)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday April 5, 1900 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Saturday June 10, 1967 at an age of 67. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Waterville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Tracy
 
Gene Wilder     (Born as Jerome Silberman Wilder)
  Actor, screenwriter, director, author. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 11, 1933 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 29, 2016 at an age of 83.

Milwaukee [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Waterville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Wilder

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Waukesha County: www.waukeshacounty.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' distance that begins in Waterville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waterville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0200, Longitude: -88.4382     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterville 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 Waterville 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 314.965 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.097 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.637 degrees.

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<7>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 Waterville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Waterville 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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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Waterville.



 
 
 

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