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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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 village 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:

  • Milwaukee [Map], which is the Seat of Milwaukee County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Whitefish Bay to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,132 miles [9,868.5 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 6,875 miles [11,064.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,762 miles [7,663.7 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

Ontario

Our profile page for Whitefish Bay   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North 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.

Brown Deer   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Whitefish Bay   [Map]
Butler   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Elm Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fox Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Fussville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Greenfield   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Marcy   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Milwaukee   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Victory Center   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [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.

Lamont Bentley     (Artimus Lamont Bentley)
  Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday October 25, 1973 and died in San Diego (California) on Tueday January 18, 2005 at an age of 31. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lamont Bentley<7>
 
Pamela Owen Britton     (Born as Armilda Jane Owen)
  Actress. She was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Monday March 19, 1923 and died in Arlington Heights (Illinois) on Monday June 17, 1974 at an age of 51. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pamela Owen Britton
 
Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian
  Race car driver. He was born in Oakland (California) on Thursday December 9, 1926 and died in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday August 30, 1959 at an age of 32. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Gulbeng 'Smokey' Elisian
 
Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Jr.
  Sportscaster. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 7, 1956

Milwaukee [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Whitefish Bay
 
Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski     (Reginald Lisowski)
  Professional wrestler. He was born in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 11, 1926 and died in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday October 22, 2005 at an age of 79. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Whitefish Bay

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski
 
Alfred Lunt     (Alfred Davis Lunt, Jr.)
  Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday August 12, 1892 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday August 3, 1977 at an age of 85. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred Lunt
 
Fredric March
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Racine (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 31, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday April 14, 1975 at an age of 77.

Racine [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fredric March
 
John Daniel Matuszak
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Oak Creek (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 25, 1950 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday June 17, 1989 at an age of 38. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Oak Creek [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Daniel Matuszak
 
Les Paul     (Born as Lester William Polsfuss)
  Musician. He was born in Waukesha (Wisconsin) on Wednesday June 9, 1915 and died in White Plains (New York) on Wednesday August 12, 2009 at an age of 94. He was buried at Prairie Home Cemetery (Waukesha County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Waukesha [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Paul
 
Spencer Tracy     (Spencer Bonaventure Tracy)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday April 5, 1900 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Saturday June 10, 1967 at an age of 67. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Tracy
 
Gene Wilder     (Born as Jerome Silberman Wilder)
  Actor, screenwriter, director, author. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 11, 1933 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 29, 2016 at an age of 83.

Milwaukee [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Whitefish Bay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Wilder

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Whitefish Bay: www.village.whitefish-bay.wi.us/

The official website for Milwaukee County: www.co.milwaukee.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 '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 drawn from Point A (ie- Whitefish Bay) 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 Whitefish Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitefish Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitefish Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1125, Longitude: -87.9009     [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 314.602 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.697 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.336 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: findagrave.com.

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