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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to White River.

This page contains six sections:

Around White River ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Ashland. It lies just north of White River. Ashland has a population of 8,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Ironwood (MI). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of White River and has a population of 5,000 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.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bessemer (MI)   [Map]   1,754   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wakefield (MI)   [Map]   1,709   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Amnicon   [Map]   1,167   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bass Lake   [Map]   2,364   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hawthorne   [Map]   1,138   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hayward   [Map]   3,498   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hayward   [Map]   2,317   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hurley   [Map]   1,461   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Iron River   [Map]   1,121   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lenroot   [Map]   1,265   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mercer   [Map]   1,382   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Park Falls   [Map]   2,292   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Russell   [Map]   1,272   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sanborn   [Map]   1,289   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Washburn   [Map]   2,045   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashland   [Map]   582   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Barksdale   [Map]   720   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bayview   [Map]   486   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eileen   [Map]   680   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gingles   [Map]   769   NE   Less than 2 miles
Kelly   [Map]   462   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Keystone   [Map]   377   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   284   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Marengo   [Map]   379   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mason   [Map]   316   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mason   [Map]   91   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Odanah   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pilsen   [Map]   206   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Washburn   [Map]   529   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
White River   [Map]   915   S   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Ashland County ...

White River is located in Ashland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ashland County: Bayfield, Iron, Price & Sawyer. Lake Superior lies to the north.

Curious and Interesting Names Near White River ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Birch   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East of White River   [Map]
Cedar   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Grand View   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gurney   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
High Bridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mason   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Minersville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Pureair   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around White River. 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 White River. 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 White River ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
John F. Kennedy Meml.(ASX/KASX)   [Map]   ASX   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Madeline Island Airport   [Map]   4R5   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bayfield Co. Airport   [Map]   Y77   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cable Union Airport   [Map]   3CU   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Glidden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]   IWD   E   34 miles [54.7 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 White River.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from White River. 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
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   SSE   134 miles [215.7 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   SW   161 miles [259.1 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSW   198 miles [318.7 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SSE   245 miles [394.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]   IWD   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Duluth Intl. (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]   DLH   WNW   67 miles [107.8 km]
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   ESE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   SE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]   HIB   WNW   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
John F. Kennedy Meml.(ASX/KASX)   [Map]   ASX   WNW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Madeline Island Airport   [Map]   4R5   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bayfield Co. Airport   [Map]   Y77   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cable Union Airport   [Map]   3CU   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Glidden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   31 miles [49.9 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.

Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houghton County Meml.   (CMX/KCMX)   [Map]
        Website for Houghton County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John F. Kennedy Meml.   (ASX/KASX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Park Falls Muni.   (ICAO: KPKF)   [Map]
        Website for Park Falls Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sawyer Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHYR)   [Map]
        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
 
Richard B. Helgeson Airport   (ICAO: KTWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sky Hbr. Airport   (ICAO: KDYT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard I. Bong Airport   (ICAO: KSUW)   [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
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport   (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]
        Website for Gogebic - Iron County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Duluth Intl.   (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]
        Website for Duluth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eagle River Union Airport   (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]
        Website for Eagle River Union Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport   (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]
        Website for Chisholm - Hibbing Airport
        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 White River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ashland County: www.co.ashland.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 White River.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in White River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5358, Longitude: -90.8507     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White River 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 White River), 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 White River.