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

West Bend, Wisconsin

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

The location of West Bend

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

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Bend.

This page contains six sections:

Around West Bend ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the southeast of West Bend. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Waukesha. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the south of West Bend and has a population of 72,400 people.

For comparison, West Bend has a population of 31,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from West Bend and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brookfield   [Map]   38,016   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Caledonia   [Map]   24,910   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fond du Lac   [Map]   42,951   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,131   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,858   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   36,769   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mequon   [Map]   24,086   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Muskego   [Map]   24,882   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,803   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Oak Creek   [Map]   35,881   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oshkosh   [Map]   66,579   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Sheboygan   [Map]   48,686   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Watertown   [Map]   23,817   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   47,945   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
West Allis   [Map]   60,087   S   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Addison   [Map]   3,433   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Barton   [Map]   2,633   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Boltonville   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Farmington   [Map]   4,034   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fillmore   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,452   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jackson   [Map]   6,933   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kewaskum   [Map]   1,072   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kewaskum   [Map]   4,103   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
New Fane   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Newburg   [Map]   1,229   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Polk   [Map]   3,968   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Slinger   [Map]   5,287   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Trenton   [Map]   4,706   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
West Bend   [Map]   4,745   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]

For more communities neighboring West Bend, please visit our County-by-County Page for West Bend.

Washington County ...

West Bend is located in Washington County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan & Waukesha.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Bend ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for West Bend.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for West Bend.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around West Bend. 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 West Bend. 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 West Bend ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to West Bend.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
West Bend Muni.(ICAO: KETB)   [Map]   ETB   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hartford Muni.   [Map]   HXF   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   S   23 miles [37 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dodge Co. Airport (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]   UNU   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fond du Lac Co. Airport(ICAO: KFLD)   [Map]   FLD   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sheboygan County Meml. (SBM/KSBM)   [Map]   SBM   NNE   29 miles [46.7 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 West Bend.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Bend. 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
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   WSW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SSW   96 miles [154.5 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   S   100 miles [160.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NNW   60 miles [96.6 km]
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   N   73 miles [117.5 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   S   91 miles [146.5 km]
Muskegon Co. Airport (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]   MKG   E   99 miles [159.3 km]
Manistee Co. Airport (MBL/KMBL)   [Map]   MBL   ENE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
West Bend Muni.(ICAO: KETB)   [Map]   ETB   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hartford Muni.   [Map]   HXF   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   S   23 miles [37 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dodge Co. Airport (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]   UNU   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fond du Lac Co. Airport(ICAO: KFLD)   [Map]   FLD   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sheboygan County Meml. (SBM/KSBM)   [Map]   SBM   NNE   29 miles [46.7 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.

Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International 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
 
Muskegon Co. Airport   (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]
        Website for Muskegon County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manistee Co. Airport   (MBL/KMBL)   [Map]
        Website for Manistee County - Blacker Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Bend Muni.   (ICAO: KETB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport   (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
        Website for Waukesha County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dodge Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]
        Website for Dodge County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fond du Lac Co. Airport   (ICAO: KFLD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sheboygan County Meml.   (SBM/KSBM)   [Map]
        Website for Sheboygan County Memorial 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
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        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
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community in Wisconsin

About Washington County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.wi.us/

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 West Bend.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from West Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Bend) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Bend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4228, Longitude: -88.1843     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to West Bend), 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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Bend.