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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Whitewater.

This page contains six sections:

Around Whitewater ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northeast of Whitewater. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northwest of Whitewater and has a population of 255,000 people.

For comparison, Whitewater has a population of 14,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Whitewater and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Crystal Lake (IL)   [Map]   40,421   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Rockford (IL)   [Map]   147,051   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Beloit   [Map]   36,773   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   38,045   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,143   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,827   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Janesville   [Map]   64,359   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kenosha   [Map]   99,877   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,740   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Oak Creek   [Map]   36,354   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Racine   [Map]   77,542   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   72,489   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   48,277   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
West Allis   [Map]   59,934   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cold Spring   [Map]   748   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fort Atkinson   [Map]   12,482   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hebron   [Map]   1,122   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hebron   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Johnstown Center   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Johnstown   [Map]   793   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Johnstown   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Koshkonong   [Map]   3,752   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
La Grange   [Map]   2,473   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lima   [Map]   1,329   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Palmyra   [Map]   1,209   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Palmyra   [Map]   1,769   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Richmond   [Map]   1,895   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Richmond   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Whitewater   [Map]   1,479   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Whitewater, please visit our County-by-County Page for Whitewater.

Walworth County ...

Whitewater is primarily located in Walworth County. A portion of Whitewater extends into Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walworth County: Boone (IL), McHenry (IL), Jefferson, Kenosha, Racine, Rock & Waukesha.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitewater ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Whitewater.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Whitewater.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Whitewater. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Whitewater. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Whitewater ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Whitewater.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Palmyra Muni.   [Map]   88C   ENE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni.   [Map]   61C   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake Lawn Airport   [Map]   C59   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lake Lawn Airport   [Map]   C59   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   E   18 miles [29 km]
Rock Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grand Geneva Resort Airport(IATA:XES)   [Map]   C02   SE   23 miles [37 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Whitewater.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Whitewater. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SSW   47 miles [75.6 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   SE   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   SE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   N   99 miles [159.3 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   WSW   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Palmyra Muni.   [Map]   88C   ENE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni.   [Map]   61C   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake Lawn Airport   [Map]   C59   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lake Lawn Airport   [Map]   C59   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   E   18 miles [29 km]
Rock Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grand Geneva Resort Airport(IATA:XES)   [Map]   C02   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Burlington Muni.(ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   BUU   ESE   23 miles [37 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington Muni.   (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
        Website for Waukesha County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Wisconsin

About Walworth County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Whitewater: www.ci.whitewater.wi.us/

The official website for Walworth County: www.co.walworth.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Whitewater.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Whitewater. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitewater) 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 Whitewater. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitewater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitewater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8317, Longitude: -88.7354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitewater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Whitewater), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitewater.



 
 
 

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