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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Waupun ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Madison. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the north of Waupun. Madison has a population of 255,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rockford (IL). It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the southeast of Waupun and has a population of 147,000 people.

For comparison, Waupun has a population of 1,400 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Belvidere (IL)   [Map]   25,181   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Dixon (IL)   [Map]   15,202   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Freeport (IL)   [Map]   24,091   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Loves Park (IL)   [Map]   23,387   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Machesney Park (IL)   [Map]   22,733   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Beloit   [Map]   36,773   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   29,485   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fort Atkinson   [Map]   12,482   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Janesville   [Map]   64,359   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Middleton   [Map]   19,660   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Stoughton   [Map]   13,088   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   32,894   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Verona   [Map]   13,107   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Waunakee   [Map]   13,755   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Whitewater   [Map]   14,540   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Afolkey (IL)   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Davis (IL)   [Map]   635   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Durand (IL)   [Map]   1,400   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake Summerset (IL)   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rock City (IL)   [Map]   299   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Albany   [Map]   100   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Avon   [Map]   605   E   5 miles [8 km]
Brodhead   [Map]   3,253   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Clarno   [Map]   1,197   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Decatur   [Map]   1,804   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   1,236   W   5 miles [8 km]
Mineral Point   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Orfordville   [Map]   1,489   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   773   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sylvester   [Map]   100   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Fond du Lac County ...

Waupun is located in Fond du Lac County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fond du Lac County: Calumet, Dodge, Green Lake, Sheboygan, Washington & Winnebago.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waupun ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Brodhead Airport   [Map]   C37   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sue Rock Intl.   [Map]   IS93   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Monroe Muni.(ICAO: KEFT)   [Map]   EFT   WNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Freeport / Dornink Airport   [Map]   C86   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rock Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Albertus Airport(ICAO: KFEP)   [Map]   FEP   SSW   22 miles [35.4 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 Waupun.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Waupun. 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
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   N   41 miles [66 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ENE   82 miles [132 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   ESE   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   W   66 miles [106.2 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   ESE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Quad City Intl. (MLI/KMLI)   [Map]   MLI   SW   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Brodhead Airport   [Map]   C37   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sue Rock Intl.   [Map]   IS93   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Monroe Muni.(ICAO: KEFT)   [Map]   EFT   WNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Freeport / Dornink Airport   [Map]   C86   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rock Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Albertus Airport(ICAO: KFEP)   [Map]   FEP   SSW   22 miles [35.4 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.

Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        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
 
Monroe Muni.   (ICAO: KEFT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertus Airport   (ICAO: KFEP)   [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
 
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
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin 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
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Quad City Intl.   (MLI/KMLI)   [Map]
        Website for Quad City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Fond du Lac County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fond du Lac County: www.co.fond-du-lac.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 Waupun.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waupun. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5483, Longitude: -89.4282     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waupun 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 Waupun), 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 Waupun.



 
 
 

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