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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 & Directories 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.

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Other communities located in Wisconsin

Communities outside of Wisconsin


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitefish Bay.