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Town of Weston, Wisconsin
(Marathon County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Wausau [Map], which is the Seat of Marathon County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Weston to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,103 miles [9,821.8 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 6,852 miles [11,027.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,750 miles [7,644.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weston ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Weston.

Within Wisconsin, there are 2 communities which are also named Weston. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 4 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Wisconsin

Communities outside of Wisconsin


Other Communities Located In Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for Weston, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 55 miles [88.5 km] to the West Southwest

Dunn County

Our profile page for Weston, Dunn County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the West


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Weston, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the East Southeast

Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Weston, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Weston ...

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.

Evergreen   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Weston   [Map]
Granite Heights   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Kelly   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Eau Claire   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Nutterville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pike Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rib Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rocky Corners   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunset   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marathon County: www.co.marathon.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 Weston. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Weston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Weston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Weston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8966, Longitude: -89.5496     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weston 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 Weston 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 315.697 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.193 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.657 degrees.

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