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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Antigo [Map], which is the Seat of Langlade County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from White Lake to Antigo, 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 147 miles [236.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,063 miles [9,757.5 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 6,811 miles [10,961.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,708 miles [7,576.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named White Lake ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name White Lake.

While the name White Lake is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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British Columbia

Our profile page for White Lake   [Map]
Distance: About 1,452 miles [2,336.8 km] to the West Northwest

Manitoba

Our profile page for White Lake   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the Northwest

Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for White Lake, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East Southeast

New York

Oneida County

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

Sullivan County

Our profile page for White Lake, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the East Southeast

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North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for White Lake, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for White Lake   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Aurora County

Our profile page for White Lake, Aurora County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West

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Curious and Interesting Names Near White Lake ...

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.

Bonita   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East of White Lake   [Map]
Elton   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Four Corners   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Freeman   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Mountain   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Pickerel   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Polar   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Sherry Junction   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Langlade County: www.co.langlade.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' distance that stretches from White Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White Lake) 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 White Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from White Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1633, Longitude: -88.7665     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Lake 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 White Lake 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 315.149 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.61 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.156 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 White Lake 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for White Lake.



 
 
 

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