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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Wheeler to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Wheeler to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Menomonie [Map], which is the Seat of Dunn County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Wheeler to Menomonie, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,174 miles [9,936.1 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 6,927 miles [11,147.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,832 miles [7,776.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wheeler ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Wheeler.

While the name Wheeler is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 37 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Wheeler, 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.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the South Southeast

Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the South Southwest

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,657 miles [2,666.7 km] to the West

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Colorado

Garfield County

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

Gilpin County

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

Pitkin County

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

Summit County

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

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Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Gordon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Jasper County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the South Southeast

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Indiana

Boone County

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

Porter County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Southeast

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

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

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Kansas

Cheyenne County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Cheyenne County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Southeast

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Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Gratiot County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the East Southeast

Oakland County

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

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Minnesota

Stevens County

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

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Mississippi

Prentiss County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Prentiss County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Missouri

Pulaski County

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

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Wheeler County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the West Southwest

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Ashe County

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

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Ohio

Lake County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Lake County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Crook County

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

Tillamook County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Tillamook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,541 miles [2,480 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the East Southeast

Mercer County

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

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South Dakota

Charles Mix County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Charles Mix County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Potter County

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

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Randolph County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the East Southeast

Webster County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wheeler ...

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 Falls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Wheeler   [Map]
Elk Mound   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Graytown   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hersey   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Knapp   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prairie Farm   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Sand Creek   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tainter Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [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 Wheeler. 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.

Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at an age of 92. He was buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Boyceville [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Wheeler

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko<9>
 
Eddy Waller     (Edward C. Waller)
  Actor. He was born in Chippewa Falls (Wisconsin) on Friday June 14, 1889 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday August 19, 1977 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Chippewa Falls [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Wheeler

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddy Waller

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The Communities of Wisconsin

About Dunn County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dunn County: www.dunncountywi.govoffice2.com/

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 from Wheeler. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wheeler) 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 Wheeler. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wheeler

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0436, Longitude: -91.9057     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheeler 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 Wheeler 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 317.337 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.076 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.883 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Wheeler 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 Wheeler, 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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