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The location of Waunakee

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Waunakee ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Madison. It lies just southeast of Waunakee. Madison has a population of 253,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Janesville. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southeast of Waunakee and has a population of 64,200 people.

For comparison, Waunakee has a population of 13,600 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Baraboo   [Map]   12,173   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Beaver Dam   [Map]   16,476   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Beloit   [Map]   36,757   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fort Atkinson   [Map]   12,541   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Middleton   [Map]   19,109   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Monroe   [Map]   10,723   S   41 miles [66 km]
Oconomowoc   [Map]   16,526   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Portage   [Map]   10,365   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stoughton   [Map]   13,134   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   32,820   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Verona   [Map]   12,969   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Watertown   [Map]   23,817   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Waupun   [Map]   11,333   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Whitewater   [Map]   14,517   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Burke   [Map]   3,450   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Burke   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dane   [Map]   1,048   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dane   [Map]   1,125   NW   5 miles [8 km]
DeForest   [Map]   9,690   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lodi   [Map]   3,059   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maple Bluff   [Map]   1,339   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Morrisonville   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pilgrim Village   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Shorewood Hills   [Map]   2,038   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Springfield   [Map]   2,917   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Vienna   [Map]   1,578   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Westport   [Map]   4,218   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Windsor   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Windsor   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]

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

Dane County ...

Waunakee is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waunakee ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Catfish (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Waunakee   [Map]
Dane   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Darwin (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
DeForest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Elmside   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lutheran Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Maple Bluff   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Martinsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pheasant Branch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pilgrim Village   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Raintree   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunburst   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Token Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   S   Less than 2 miles
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sauk - Prairie Airport   [Map]   91C   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Portage Muni.   [Map]   C47   N   25 miles [40.2 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 Waunakee.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Waunakee. 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
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SSE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ESE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   N   110 miles [177 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SE   114 miles [183.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SSE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   SW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NNE   87 miles [140 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   WNW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   SE   108 miles [173.8 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   NE   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   S   Less than 2 miles
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sauk - Prairie Airport   [Map]   91C   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Portage Muni.   [Map]   C47   N   25 miles [40.2 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.

Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        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
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wisconsin Dells Airport   (ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dodge Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]
        Website for Dodge County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Iowa Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRJ)   [Map]
        Website for Iowa County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin 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
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional 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
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Waunakee: www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

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 Waunakee.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Waunakee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waunakee) 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 Waunakee. 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 Waunakee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waunakee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1867, Longitude: -89.4521     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waunakee 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 Waunakee), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Waunakee.