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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Richland Center [Map], which is the Seat of Richland County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Westford to Richland Center, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 52 miles [83.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,196 miles [9,971.5 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 6,943 miles [11,173.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,837 miles [7,784.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westford ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Westford.

Within Wisconsin, there is just one other community named Westford. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Wisconsin

Communities outside of Wisconsin


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Westford, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the East

Vermont

Chittenden County

Our profile page for Westford, Chittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the East

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

The official website for Richland County: www.co.richland.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Westford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Westford) 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 Westford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Westford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5041, Longitude: -90.2473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westford 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 Westford 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 316.193 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.563 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.431 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westford.