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

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

  • Stevens Point [Map], which is the Seat of Portage County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from West Almond to Stevens Point, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,130 miles [9,865.3 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 6,878 miles [11,069.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,773 miles [7,681.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Almond ...

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

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Allegany County

Our profile page for West Almond, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Almond ...

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.

Almond   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of West Almond   [Map]
Blaine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Chain O' Lakes   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Crossing   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
King   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Little Hope   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Park Ridge   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Plover   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Rural   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Stevens Point   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Wild Rose   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Almond. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2861, Longitude: -89.4610     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Almond 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 West Almond 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 315.646 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.049 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.793 degrees.

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