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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Medford [Map], which is the Seat of Taylor County, lies just to the South.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Whittlesey to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,113 miles [9,837.9 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 6,864 miles [11,046.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,765 miles [7,668.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whittlesey ...

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


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Ohio

Medina County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whittlesey ...

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.

Cherokee   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South of Whittlesey   [Map]
Clark   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hannibal   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Black   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Queenstown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Rib Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Schnappsville   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spirit   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spirit Falls   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stetsonville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Swan   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whittlesey. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Taylor County: www.taylor-county.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Whittlesey. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whittlesey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whittlesey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2230, Longitude: -90.3288     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whittlesey 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 Whittlesey 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 316.231 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.845 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.977 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Whittlesey 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whittlesey.