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West Bend, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From West Bend 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 city such as West Bend 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 Bend to:

  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from West Bend to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,127 miles [9,860.5 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 6,871 miles [11,057.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,760 miles [7,660.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Bend ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name West Bend.

While the name West Bend is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Clarke County

Our profile page for West Bend, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the South


Palo Alto County

Our profile page for West Bend, Palo Alto County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the West


Polk County

Our profile page for West Bend, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Southwest

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Forsyth County

Our profile page for West Bend, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Southeast

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Fayette County

Our profile page for West Bend, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Our profile page for West Bend   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in West Bend. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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).

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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 Bend 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 314.789 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.953 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.387 degrees.

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