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West Sweden, Wisconsin

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The location of West Sweden

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From West Sweden to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Sweden 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 Sweden and extending to:

  • Balsam Lake [Map], which is the Seat of Polk County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from West Sweden to Balsam Lake, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 237 miles [381.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 916 miles [1,474.2 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 6,160 miles [9,913.6 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 6,915 miles [11,128.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,825 miles [7,765.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Sweden ...

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

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

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for West Sweden, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the East.


McCulloch County

Our profile page for West Sweden, McCulloch County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Sweden ...

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.

Alpha   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of West Sweden   [Map]

Atlas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Four Corners   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Frederic   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lewis   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Pole Cat Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Siren   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Trade Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Sweden. 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.

Gustav Stickley

Pioneer of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, publisher of Craftsman Magazine. He was born in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday March 9, 1857 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Monday April 20, 1942 at an age of 85. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York) [Map].

Osceola [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of West Sweden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gustav Stickley<7>

Leonard Wells Volk

Artist. He was born in Wells (New York) on Friday November 7, 1828 and died in Osceola (Wisconsin) on Monday August 19, 1895 at an age of 66. He was buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Osceola [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of West Sweden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leonard Wells Volk

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Polk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Sweden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7058, Longitude: -92.4969     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Sweden 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 Sweden 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 317.749 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.635 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.021 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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