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The location of Town of West Point

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Point.

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Around West Point ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Madison. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the southeast of West Point. Madison has a population of 253,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sun Prairie. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the southeast of West Point and has a population of 32,800 people.

For comparison, West Point has a population of 2,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Baraboo   [Map]   12,173   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beaver Dam   [Map]   16,476   E   41 miles [66 km]
DeForest   [Map]   9,690   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   ---   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fort Atkinson   [Map]   12,541   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Middleton   [Map]   19,109   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Monroe   [Map]   10,723   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Oregon   [Map]   10,264   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Portage   [Map]   10,365   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Reedsburg   [Map]   9,537   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Stoughton   [Map]   13,134   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Verona   [Map]   12,969   S   23 miles [37 km]
Watertown   [Map]   23,817   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Waunakee   [Map]   13,607   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Waupun   [Map]   11,333   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arlington   [Map]   815   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dane   [Map]   1,048   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dane   [Map]   1,125   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   975   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake Wisconsin   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lodi   [Map]   3,306   E   5 miles [8 km]
Lodi   [Map]   3,059   E   5 miles [8 km]
Mazomanie   [Map]   1,163   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Merrimac   [Map]   1,010   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Merrimac   [Map]   439   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Prairie du Sac   [Map]   1,132   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Prairie du Sac village   [Map]   4,313   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Roxbury   [Map]   1,916   S   5 miles [8 km]
Sauk City   [Map]   3,495   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Sumpter   [Map]   1,224   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring West Point, please visit our County-by-County Page for West Point.

Columbia County ...

West Point is located in Columbia County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Columbia County: Adams, Dane, Dodge, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette & Sauk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Point ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South of West Point   [Map]
Black Hawk   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Cross Plains   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Dane   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harmony Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lake Wisconsin   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lutheran Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Martinsville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Moon Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for West Point.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around West Point. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Point. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near West Point ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to West Point.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sauk - Prairie Airport   [Map]   91C   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wisconsin Dells Airport(ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]   DLL   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Portage Muni.   [Map]   C47   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Reedsburg Muni.   [Map]   C35   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tri-County Rgnl.(ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]   LNR   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to West Point.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Point. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SSE   82 miles [132 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ESE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   N   100 miles [160.9 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SE   128 miles [206 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SSE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   SW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NE   85 miles [136.8 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   WNW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   NE   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sauk - Prairie Airport   [Map]   91C   WSW   5 miles [8 km]
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wisconsin Dells Airport(ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]   DLL   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Portage Muni.   [Map]   C47   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Reedsburg Muni.   [Map]   C35   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tri-County Rgnl.(ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]   LNR   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wisconsin Dells Airport   (ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Iowa Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRJ)   [Map]
        Website for Iowa County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Wisconsin

About Columbia County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Point.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in West Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3261, Longitude: -89.6457     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to West Point), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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