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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Viroqua [Map], which is the Seat of Vernon County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Whitestown to Viroqua, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,199 miles [9,976.3 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 6,948 miles [11,181.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,843 miles [7,794.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitestown ...

While the name Whitestown is unique within Wisconsin, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Whitestown, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitestown ...

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.

Avalanche   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest of Whitestown   [Map]
Bloom City   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dilly   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Greenwood   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Henrietta (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Liberty   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oil City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Tunnelville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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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 begins in Whitestown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitestown) 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 Whitestown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Whitestown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitestown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6786, Longitude: -90.6090     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitestown 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 Whitestown 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 316.441 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.869 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.572 degrees.

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