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West Denmark, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From West Denmark 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 community such as West Denmark 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 Denmark to:

  • Balsam Lake [Map], which is the Seat of Polk County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 230 miles [370.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from West Denmark to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,167 miles [9,924.8 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 6,922 miles [11,139.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,831 miles [7,774.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Denmark ...

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

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Oxford County

Our profile page for West Denmark, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Denmark ...

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.

Atlas   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of West Denmark   [Map]
Eureka Center   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Four Corners   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fox Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Frederic   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Luck   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Milltown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pole Cat Crossing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Trade Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Trade River   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wolf Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Denmark. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5700, Longitude: -92.5096     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Denmark 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 Denmark 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 317.759 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.628 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.066 degrees.

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