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West Granville, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Granville ...

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.

Brown Deer   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of West Granville   [Map]
Butler   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elm Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Fox Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Fussville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Marcy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meeker   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Milwaukee   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Victory Center   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Whitefish Bay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Willow Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Willow Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding West Granville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Jr.
  Sportscaster. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 7, 1956

Milwaukee [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of West Granville
Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski     (Reginald Lisowski)
  Professional wrestler. He was born in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 11, 1926 and died in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday October 22, 2005 at an age of 79. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of West Granville

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of West Granville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski<7>
Alfred Lunt     (Alfred Davis Lunt, Jr.)
  Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday August 12, 1892 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday August 3, 1977 at an age of 85. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of West Granville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred Lunt
John Daniel Matuszak
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Oak Creek (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 25, 1950 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday June 17, 1989 at an age of 38. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Oak Creek [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of West Granville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Daniel Matuszak
Les Paul     (Born as Lester William Polsfuss)
  Musician. He was born in Waukesha (Wisconsin) on Wednesday June 9, 1915 and died in White Plains (New York) on Wednesday August 12, 2009 at an age of 94. He was buried at Prairie Home Cemetery (Waukesha County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Waukesha [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of West Granville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Paul
Spencer Tracy     (Spencer Bonaventure Tracy)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday April 5, 1900 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Saturday June 10, 1967 at an age of 67. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of West Granville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Tracy
Gene Wilder     (Born as Jerome Silberman Wilder)
  Actor, screenwriter, director, author. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 11, 1933 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 29, 2016 at an age of 83.

Milwaukee [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of West Granville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Wilder

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in West Granville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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


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