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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Wheatland 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 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 18 miles [29 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 five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 68 miles [109.4 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 637 miles [1,025.2 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 6,168 miles [9,926.4 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 6,910 miles [11,120.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,797 miles [7,720 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wheatland ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Wheatland.

While the name Wheatland is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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California

Yuba County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Yuba County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the West

Colorado

Jefferson County

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

Illinois

Alexander County

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

Indiana

Knox County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the South

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Iowa

Clinton County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Kansas

Douglas County

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

McPherson County

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

Nemaha County

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

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Wheatland   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the Northwest

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Michigan

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Hillsdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Minnesota

Rice County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Rice County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Hickory County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Hickory County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Southwest

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New Jersey

Ocean County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the East

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New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Quay County   [Map]
Distance: About 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the West Southwest

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Franklin County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Franklin County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Oklahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Southwest

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Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Yamhill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,730 miles [2,784.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Southeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East

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Quebec

Our profile page for Wheatland   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Dallas County

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

Hardeman County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Hardeman County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Southwest

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the Southwest

Wilbarger County

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

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Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Wheatland, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the West

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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   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Wheatland   [Map]
Fox River   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kansasville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Liberty Corners   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Paddock Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Powers Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosewood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Slades Corners   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Twin Lakes   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [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.

Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski     (Reginald Lisowski)
  Professional wrestler. He was born in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 11, 1926 and died in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday October 22, 2005 at an age of 79. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Wheatland

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Wheatland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski<9>
 
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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Wheatland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fredric March
 
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 25 miles [40.2 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 28 miles [45.1 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 18 miles [29 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 starting in Wheatland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wheatland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheatland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5939, Longitude: -88.2084     [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 314.815 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.865 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.646 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 Wheatland 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 Wheatland, 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wheatland.



 
 
 

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