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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Stevens Point [Map], which is the Seat of Portage County, lies just to the North.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Whiting 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,123 miles [9,854 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 6,872 miles [11,059.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,768 miles [7,673.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whiting ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Whiting.

While the name Whiting is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Baldwin County

Our profile page for Whiting, Baldwin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Baldwin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Lake County

Our profile page for Whiting, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the South Southeast


Monona County

Our profile page for Whiting, Monona County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the West Southwest


Jackson County

Our profile page for Whiting, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the Southwest

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Washington County

Our profile page for Whiting, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the East

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Lapeer County

Our profile page for Whiting, Lapeer County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lapeer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi County

Our profile page for Whiting, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the South

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Ocean County

Our profile page for Whiting, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Carter County

Our profile page for Whiting, Carter County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Southeast

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Addison County

Our profile page for Whiting, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the East

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Platte County

Our profile page for Whiting, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the West

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Whiting ...

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.

Jordan   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Whiting   [Map]
Junction City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Waupon   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Park Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Plover   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rocky Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rudolph   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Stevens Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whiting. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4889, Longitude: -89.5621     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whiting 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 Whiting 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 315.712 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.153 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.786 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Whiting could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Whiting, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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