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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Waukesha, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Waukesha and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Waukesha:
    • 43.011555, -88.231624
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Waukesha
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Waukesha ...

We have found one communities that share the name Waukesha.

Within Wisconsin, the name Waukesha is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Waukesha in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Waukesha [Clearfield County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waukesha ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Butler [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Waukesha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Waukesha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,795 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Elm Grove [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Grove
    • Elm Grove [Waukesha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Waukesha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,137 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Grove
  • Fussville [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fussville
    • Fussville [Waukesha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Waukesha
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fussville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fussville
  • Greenfield [Milwaukee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Milwaukee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Waukesha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,183 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Hartland [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Waukesha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Waukesha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Lake Five [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Five
      • Lake Five [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Waukesha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Five
    • Marcy [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcy
      • Marcy [Waukesha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Waukesha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcy
    • Prospect [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [Waukesha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Waukesha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
    • Summit Corners [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Corners
      • Summit Corners [Waukesha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Waukesha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Corners
    • Willow Springs [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Springs
      • Willow Springs [Waukesha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Waukesha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Springs
    • Wind Lake [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wind Lake
      • Wind Lake [Racine County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Waukesha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wind Lake

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 Waukesha. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Digby Bell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday November 8, 1849 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday June 20, 1917 at the age of 67. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Digby Bell<4>
    • Lamont Bentley     (Actor)
    • Pamela Owen Britton     (Actress)
    • Ray 'Crash' Corrigan     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday February 14, 1902 and died in Brookings (Oregon) on Tueday August 10, 1976 at the age of 74. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray 'Crash' Corrigan<4>
    • Amos C. Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Wednesday February 8, 1860 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday July 6, 1888 at the age of 28. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos C. Cross<4>
    • Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday May 12, 1866 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Tueday September 6, 1927 at the age of 61. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lafayette Napoleon 'Lave' Cross<4>
    • Ronnie Duman     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Dearborn (Michigan) on Monday December 2, 1929 and died in West Allis (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 9, 1968 at the age of 38. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • West Allis is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Duman<4>
    • Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday June 21, 1901 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday January 15, 1957 at the age of 55. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Aloysius 'Red' Dunn, Sr.<4>
    • Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian     (Race car driver)
    • Oscar 'Happy' Felsch     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 22, 1891 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Monday August 17, 1964 at the age of 73. He is buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar 'Happy' Felsch<4>
    • Lynn Fontanne     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Woodford (England) on Tueday December 6, 1887 and died in Genesee Depot (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 10, 1983 at the age of 95. She is buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Genesee Depot is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Waukesha.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Fontanne<4>
    • Fabian Gaffke     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 5, 1913 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 8, 1992 at the age of 78. He is buried at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fabian Gaffke<4>
    • Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Jr.     (Sportscaster)
      • Sportscaster. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 7, 1956
      • Milwaukee is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Waukesha.

How Far From Waukesha to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Waukesha to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Waukesha and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 59 miles [95 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Waukesha to Madison, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,149 miles [9,895.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,892 miles [11,091.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,780 miles [7,692.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waukesha: www.ci.waukesha.wi.us/

The official website for Waukesha County: www.waukeshacounty.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Waukesha 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waukesha) 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 Waukesha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaukeshaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waukesha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0116, Longitude: -88.2316    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Waukesha to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.826 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.937 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.535 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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