RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Wells, Wisconsin

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WI
Communities

The location of Wells

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Wells
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Wisconsin
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Wisconsin

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Wells to ...

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

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

  • Chilton [Map], which is the Seat of Calumet County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Wells 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,090 miles [9,800.9 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 6,835 miles [10,999.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,726 miles [7,605.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wells ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Wells.

While the name Wells is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Jump ahead to ...

 AlaskaKansasNevadaSouth Carolina
 British ColumbiaKentuckyNew BrunswickTennessee
 FloridaMaineNew MexicoTexas
 GeorgiaMichiganNew YorkUtah
 IllinoisMinnesotaNorth DakotaVermont
 IndianaMississippiOregonVirginia
 IowaMissouriPennsylvaniaWashington
    West Virginia

Alaska

Our profile page for Wells   [Map]
Distance: About 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km] to the Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Wells   [Map]
Distance: About 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wells, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Murray County

Our profile page for Wells, Murray County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the South Southeast

- Return to top

Illinois

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Wells, Gallatin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Gallatin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Indiana

Miami County

Our profile page for Wells, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the South Southeast

- Return to top

Iowa

Madison County

Our profile page for Wells, Madison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Madison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Kansas

Marshall County

Our profile page for Wells, Marshall County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marshall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Wells, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the West Southwest

- Return to top

Kentucky

Martin County

Our profile page for Wells, Martin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Martin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Wells, Morgan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Morgan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Muhlenberg County

Our profile page for Wells, Muhlenberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the South

- Return to top

Maine

York County

Our profile page for Wells, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the East

- Return to top

Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Wells, Allegan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Allegan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Antrim County

Our profile page for Wells, Antrim County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Antrim County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arenac County

Our profile page for Wells, Arenac County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Arenac County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delta County

Our profile page for Wells, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the North Northeast

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Wells, Tuscola County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tuscola County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Minnesota

Faribault County

Our profile page for Wells, Faribault County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the West

- Return to top

Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Wells, Attala County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Attala County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Wells, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the South

Rankin County

Our profile page for Wells, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the South

- Return to top

Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Wells, Saint Louis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Wells, Elko County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the West

- Return to top

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Wells   [Map]
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

New Mexico

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Wells, San Miguel County
Although located in San Miguel County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

New York

Chemung County

Our profile page for Wells, Chemung County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chemung County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Wells, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the East

- Return to top

North Dakota

Wells County

Our profile page for Wells, Wells County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wells County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Wells, Benton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Wells, Bradford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bradford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana County

Our profile page for Wells, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the East Southeast

- Return to top

South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Wells, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the South Southeast

- Return to top

Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Wells, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the South

- Return to top

Texas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Wells, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the South Southwest

Lynn County

Our profile page for Wells, Lynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the Southwest

- Return to top

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Wells, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the West

- Return to top

Vermont

Rutland County

Our profile page for Wells, Rutland County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East

- Return to top

Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Wells, Augusta County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Augusta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wise County

Our profile page for Wells, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the South Southeast

- Return to top

Washington

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Wells, Lincoln County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

West Virginia

Marshall County

Our profile page for Wells, Marshall County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Southeast

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Calumet County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calumet County: www.co.calumet.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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Wells. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wells) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0955, Longitude: -88.0434     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wells have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Wells to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.68 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.926 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.108 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Wells, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wells.