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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Kenosha [Map], which is the Seat of Kenosha County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Wheatland to Kenosha, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,170 miles [9,929.7 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 6,912 miles [11,123.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,799 miles [7,723.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wheatland ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Wheatland.

Within Wisconsin, there is just one other community named Wheatland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wheatland ...

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.

Cedar Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Wheatland   [Map]
Fox River   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Liberty Corners   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lyons   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Paddock Lake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Powers Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosewood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Silver Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Slades Corners   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Spring Grove (IL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Twin Lakes   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Wheatland   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Wheatland. 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.

Fredric March
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Racine (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 31, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday April 14, 1975 at an age of 77.

Racine [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Wheatland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fredric March<7>
 
John Daniel Matuszak
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Oak Creek (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 25, 1950 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday June 17, 1989 at an age of 38. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Oak Creek [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Wheatland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Daniel Matuszak
 
Les Paul     (Born as Lester William Polsfuss)
  Musician. He was born in Waukesha (Wisconsin) on Wednesday June 9, 1915 and died in White Plains (New York) on Wednesday August 12, 2009 at an age of 94. He was buried at Prairie Home Cemetery (Waukesha County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Waukesha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Wheatland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Paul
 
Orson Welles
  Actor, director, writer, producer. He was born in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Thursday May 6, 1915 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday October 10, 1985 at an age of 70.

Kenosha [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Wheatland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orson Welles

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kenosha County: www.co.kenosha.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 beginning in Wheatland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wheatland) 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 Wheatland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wheatland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheatland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5817, Longitude: -88.2473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheatland 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 Wheatland 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 314.841 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.893 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.669 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wheatland.