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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Sturgeon Bay [Map], which is the Seat of Door County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Whitefish Bay to Sturgeon Bay, 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 165 miles [265.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,021 miles [9,689.9 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 6,767 miles [10,890.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,659 miles [7,497.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitefish Bay ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Whitefish Bay.

Within Wisconsin, there is just one other community named Whitefish Bay. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Wisconsin

Communities outside of Wisconsin

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Our profile page for Whitefish Bay   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitefish Bay ...

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.

Carlsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Whitefish Bay   [Map]
Clay Banks   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Egg Harbor   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Fish Creek   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Idlewild   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Institute   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Sturgeon   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Maplewood   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sturgeon Bay   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Whitefish Bay. 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.

Elinor Martineau Coyle
  Author, photographer, historian. She was born in Marinette (Wisconsin) on Monday June 7, 1909 and died in Dayton (Ohio) on Thursday August 21, 1997 at an age of 88. She was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Marinette [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elinor Martineau Coyle<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Door County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Whitefish Bay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitefish Bay) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitefish Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9058, Longitude: -87.2173     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitefish Bay 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 Whitefish Bay 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 314.095 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.379 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.416 degrees.

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<7>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:

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