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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From West Bloomfield 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 Bloomfield 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 Bloomfield to:

  • Wautoma [Map], which is the Seat of Waushara County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from West Bloomfield to Wautoma, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,116 miles [9,842.7 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 6,863 miles [11,044.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,757 miles [7,655.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Bloomfield ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name West Bloomfield.

While the name West Bloomfield is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Michigan

Oakland County

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

New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for West Bloomfield, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the East

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Waushara County: www.1waushara.com/

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' distance that begins in West Bloomfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Bloomfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Bloomfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2208, Longitude: -88.9718     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Bloomfield 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 Bloomfield 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 315.311 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.66 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.555 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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