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

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How Far From West Granville 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 Granville 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 Granville to:

  • Milwaukee [Map], which is the Seat of Milwaukee County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from West Granville to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full 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 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,136 miles [9,874.9 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 4,767 miles [7,671.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Granville ...

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

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

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Hampden County

Our profile page for West Granville, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the East

New York

Washington County

Our profile page for West Granville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Granville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1406, Longitude: -88.0451     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Granville 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 Granville 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 314.699 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.811 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.401 degrees.

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