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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Superior [Map], which is the Seat of Douglas County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wentworth to Superior, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 270 miles [434.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,093 miles [9,805.7 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 6,849 miles [11,022.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,761 miles [7,662.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wentworth ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Wentworth.

While the name Wentworth is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Cook County

Our profile page for Wentworth, Cook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Cook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Mitchell County

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


Letcher County

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


Kent County

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

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Newton County

Our profile page for Wentworth, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the South

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Wentworth, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Wentworth, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Wentworth   [Map]
Distance: About 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Wentworth   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Lake County

Our profile page for Wentworth, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Wentworth, Van Zandt County   [Map]
Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wentworth ...

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.

Blueberry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Wentworth   [Map]
Cloverland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cutter   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Maple   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Poplar   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Superior   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Superior Village   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Wentworth. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Marian Nixon     (Born as Marian Nissinen)
  Actress. She was born in Superior (Wisconsin) on Thursday October 20, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday February 13, 1983 at an age of 78. She was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Superior [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Wentworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Nixon<8>
Thomas Mark Williams
  Professional hockey. He was born in Duluth (Minnesota) on Wednesday April 17, 1940 and died in Marlborough (Massachusetts) on Saturday February 8, 1992 at an age of 51. He was buried at Forestvale Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Duluth [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Wentworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Mark Williams

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Douglas County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Wentworth. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wentworth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wentworth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5999, Longitude: -91.8360     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wentworth 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 Wentworth 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 317.266 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.209 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.396 degrees.

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<7>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Wentworth could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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