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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Manitowoc [Map], which is the Seat of Manitowoc County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Whitelaw 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,079 miles [9,783.2 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 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,715 miles [7,588.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitelaw ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Whitelaw.

While the name Whitelaw is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Our profile page for Whitelaw   [Map]
Distance: About 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km] to the Northwest


Greeley County

Our profile page for Whitelaw, Greeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the West Southwest

New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Whitelaw, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitelaw ...

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.

Branch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Whitelaw   [Map]
Clover   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fisherville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Francis Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kingsbridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maple Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reedsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rockwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rube   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Wayside   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Whitelaw. 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.

Mike Michalske
  Professional football. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday April 24, 1903 and died in Green Bay (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 26, 1983 at an age of 80. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Brown County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Green Bay [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Whitelaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Michalske<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitelaw. 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 that stretches from Whitelaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitelaw) 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 Whitelaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitelaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitelaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1446, Longitude: -87.8216     [Map].

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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 Whitelaw 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 314.529 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.761 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.978 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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