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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Webster 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 community such as Webster to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Viroqua [Map], which is the Seat of Vernon County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Webster to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,208 miles [9,990.8 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 6,956 miles [11,194.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,851 miles [7,806.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Webster ...

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


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Webster, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Webster ...

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.

Avalanche   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Webster   [Map]
Bud   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Liberty   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty Pole   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oil City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Readstown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Sugar Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Tunnelville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Vernon County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance from Webster. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Webster) 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 Webster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Webster

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Webster. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5961, Longitude: -90.7262     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Webster 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 Webster 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 316.522 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.95 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.656 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Webster.



 
 
 

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