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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Westboro 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 Westboro to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Westboro to:

  • Medford [Map], which is the Seat of Taylor County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Westboro to Medford, 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 four to five hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,105 miles [9,825 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 6,857 miles [11,035.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,758 miles [7,657.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westboro ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Westboro.

While the name Westboro is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Shawnee County

Our profile page for Westboro, Shawnee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Westboro, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the East Southeast


Atchison County

Our profile page for Westboro, Atchison County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the Southwest

New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Westboro, Grafton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Grafton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Westboro, Monmouth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Monmouth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Dakota

Dickey County

Our profile page for Westboro, Dickey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dickey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Clinton County

Our profile page for Westboro, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the Southeast

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Our profile page for Westboro
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Dinwiddie County

Our profile page for Westboro, Dinwiddie County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Westboro ...

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.

Cranberry Lake   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North of Westboro   [Map]
Little Black   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Queenstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rib Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spirit   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spirit Falls   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stetsonville   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Tripoli   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [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 Westboro. 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.

Dennis Morgan
  Singer. He was born in Prentice (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 20, 1908 and died in Fresno (California) on Wednesday September 7, 1994 at an age of 85. He was buried at Oakhill Cemetery (Madera County, California) [Map].

Prentice [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Westboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Morgan<9>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3552, Longitude: -90.2960     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westboro 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 Westboro 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 316.206 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.835 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.92 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Westboro could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Westboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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