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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Wausau to ...

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Wausau to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,103 miles [9,821.8 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 6,852 miles [11,027.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,750 miles [7,644.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wausau ...

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


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Washington County

Our profile page for Wausau, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the South Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wausau ...

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.

Evergreen   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Wausau   [Map]
Granite Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Kelly   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Chicago   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marathon City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Nutterville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine River   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Rib Falls   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rib Mountain   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunset   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wausau: www.ci.wausau.wi.us/

The official website for Marathon County: www.co.marathon.wi.us/

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 beginning in Wausau. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wausau) 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 Wausau. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wausau

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wausau. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9616, Longitude: -89.6446     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wausau 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 Wausau 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 315.761 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.275 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.688 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wausau.