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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Waukesha 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 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<1> beginning in Waukesha to:

  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Waukesha to Madison, with an average speed<2> 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 over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,149 miles [9,895.9 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 6,892 miles [11,091.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,780 miles [7,692.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waukesha ...

While the name Waukesha is unique within Wisconsin, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

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

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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: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Waukesha. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waukesha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waukesha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0125, Longitude: -88.2384     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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 314.831 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.942 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.538 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Waukesha.