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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From West Bancroft to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Bancroft 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 Bancroft to:

  • Stevens Point [Map], which is the Seat of Portage County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from West Bancroft 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 four to five hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 84 miles [135.2 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 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,131 miles [9,866.9 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 6,879 miles [11,070.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,774 miles [7,683 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Bancroft ...

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   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of West Bancroft   [Map]
Blaine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Chain O' Lakes   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Crossing   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jordan   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Park Ridge   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Plover   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Rocky Run   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rudolph   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rural   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]
Stevens Point   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Wild Rose   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wisconsin Rapids   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

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

The official website for Portage County: www.co.portage.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in West Bancroft. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Bancroft) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Bancroft. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3047, Longitude: -89.5310     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Bancroft 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 Bancroft 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 315.694 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.106 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.825 degrees.

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