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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Welch Point.

This page contains six sections:

Around Welch Point ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Woodbury (MN). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the west of where Welch Point would have been located. Woodbury (MN) has a population of 68,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Eau Claire. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the east of Welch Point and has a population of 68,300 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 starting from Welch Point and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cottage Grove (MN)   [Map]   36,029   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hastings (MN)   [Map]   22,602   W   41 miles [66 km]
Lake Elmo (MN)   [Map]   8,815   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Oakdale (MN)   [Map]   28,073   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Red Wing (MN)   [Map]   16,526   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stillwater (MN)   [Map]   19,292   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Winona (MN)   [Map]   27,139   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Altoona   [Map]   7,489   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chippewa Falls   [Map]   14,084   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hudson   [Map]   8,832   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hudson   [Map]   13,631   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Menomonie   [Map]   16,464   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
New Richmond   [Map]   8,897   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
River Falls   [Map]   15,339   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Washington   [Map]   7,444   E   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Dunn   [Map]   1,560   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Durand   [Map]   714   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Durand   [Map]   1,846   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Eau Galle   [Map]   775   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ella   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elmwood   [Map]   804   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Frankfort   [Map]   330   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lima   [Map]   689   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Peru   [Map]   244   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Plum City   [Map]   595   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rock Elm   [Map]   486   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Union   [Map]   610   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Waterville   [Map]   811   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Waubeek   [Map]   420   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Weston   [Map]   609   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Dunn County ...

Welch Point would have been located within present day Dunn County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dunn County: Barron, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk & Saint Croix.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Welch Point ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Durand Muni.   [Map]   WI25   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Boyceville Muni.   [Map]   3T3   N   23 miles [37 km]
Red Wing Rgnl. (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]   RGK   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Red Wing Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.(EAU/KEAU)   [Map]   EAU   ENE   28 miles [45.1 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 Welch Point.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Welch Point. 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
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSW   59 miles [95 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   WNW   60 miles [96.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   SSE   68 miles [109.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Durand Muni.   [Map]   WI25   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Boyceville Muni.   [Map]   3T3   N   23 miles [37 km]
Red Wing Rgnl. (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]   RGK   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Red Wing Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.(EAU/KEAU)   [Map]   EAU   ENE   28 miles [45.1 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.

Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Wing Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]
        Website for Red Wing Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.   (EAU/KEAU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Richmond Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winona Muni.   (ONA/KONA)   [Map]
        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
 
Rice Lake Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]
        Website for Rice Lake Regional 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
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines International Airport
        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
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Menomonie Muni.   (ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Dunn County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dunn County: www.dunncountywi.govoffice2.com/

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 Welch Point.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Welch Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Welch Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welch Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7027, Longitude: -92.0127     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Welch Point 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 Welch Point), 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 Welch Point.