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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Wheaton.

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Around Wheaton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Eau Claire. It lies just southeast of Wheaton. Eau Claire has a population of 68,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Menomonie. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the west of Wheaton and has a population of 16,500 people.

For comparison, Wheaton has a population of 2,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Lake City (MN)   [Map]   5,042   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Altoona   [Map]   7,489   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Baldwin   [Map]   3,974   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Barron   [Map]   3,311   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bloomer   [Map]   3,509   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Chippewa Falls   [Map]   14,084   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   5,916   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lake Hallie   [Map]   6,650   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Menomonie   [Map]   3,422   W   18 miles [29 km]
New Richmond   [Map]   8,897   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Rice Lake   [Map]   8,404   N   41 miles [66 km]
Richmond   [Map]   3,506   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
River Falls   [Map]   15,339   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Stanley   [Map]   3,660   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Washington   [Map]   7,444   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brunswick   [Map]   1,698   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Colfax   [Map]   1,219   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Colfax   [Map]   1,161   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cooks Valley   [Map]   819   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elk Mound   [Map]   1,869   W   5 miles [8 km]
Elk Mound   [Map]   872   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Falls City   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grant   [Map]   396   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hallie   [Map]   159   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Howard   [Map]   804   N   5 miles [8 km]
Red Cedar   [Map]   2,154   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Seymour   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Spring Brook   [Map]   1,642   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tilden   [Map]   1,504   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Union   [Map]   2,776   S   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Wheaton, please visit our County-by-County Page for Wheaton.

Chippewa County ...

Wheaton is located in Chippewa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chippewa County: Barron, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Rusk & Taylor.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wheaton ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Wheaton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Wheaton.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Wheaton. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wheaton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Wheaton ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Wheaton.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.(EAU/KEAU)   [Map]   EAU   ESE   5 miles [8 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bloomer Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Boyceville Muni.   [Map]   3T3   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Chetek Muni. Airport    [Map]   Y23   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cornell Muni.   [Map]   2H3   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Durand Muni.   [Map]   WI25   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Wheaton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wheaton. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   W   79 miles [127.1 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SW   82 miles [132 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   E   94 miles [151.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   SSE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   ENE   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.(EAU/KEAU)   [Map]   EAU   ESE   5 miles [8 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bloomer Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Boyceville Muni.   [Map]   3T3   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Chetek Muni. Airport    [Map]   Y23   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Cornell Muni.   [Map]   2H3   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Durand Muni.   [Map]   WI25   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rice Lake Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]
        Website for Rice Lake Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Wing Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]
        Website for Red Wing Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Richmond Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rusk Co. Airport   (ICAO: KRCX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.   (EAU/KEAU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Menomonie Muni.   (ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chippewa County: www.co.chippewa.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wheaton.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Wheaton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wheaton) 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 Wheaton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wheaton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheaton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9033, Longitude: -91.5924     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheaton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Wheaton), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wheaton.