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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From West Middleton 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 Middleton 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 Middleton to:

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Dane County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from West Middleton to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 712 miles [1,145.9 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 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 6,194 miles [9,968.3 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 6,939 miles [11,167.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,830 miles [7,773.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Middleton ...

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

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Howard County

Our profile page for West Middleton, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Middleton ...

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.

Black Earth   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of West Middleton   [Map]
Catfish (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cross Plains   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elmside   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Five Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lakeview   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Norway   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Lutheran Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Maple Bluff   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Martinsville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Mount Horeb   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oak Hall   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pheasant Branch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pilgrim Village   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Vermont   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Middleton. 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.

Eugene Matthew Brabender
  Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at an age of 55. He was buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of West Middleton

Madison [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of West Middleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<7>
Kenneth Sydney Davis
  Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at an age of 86.

Madison [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of West Middleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis
Chris Farley     (Christopher Crosby Farley)
  Actor, comedian. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at an age of 33. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of West Middleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Farley
William Conrad Styles Severson
  Sculptor. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday November 22, 1924 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Wednesday January 6, 1999 at an age of 74. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of West Middleton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Conrad Styles Severson

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Middleton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0603, Longitude: -89.5718     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Middleton 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 Middleton 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 315.733 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.977 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.206 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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