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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Barron [Map], which is the Seat of Barron County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 196 miles [315.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Wickware to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,155 miles [9,905.5 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 6,908 miles [11,117.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,814 miles [7,747.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wickware ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Wickware.

While the name Wickware is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Michigan

Sanilac County

Our profile page for Wickware, Sanilac County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East Southeast

Mississippi

Newton County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wickware ...

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.

Comstock   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest of Wickware   [Map]
Graytown   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Horseman   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Island Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Joel   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Prairie Farm   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rice Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Sand Creek   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Turtle Lake   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [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 Wickware. 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.

Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at an age of 92. He was buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Boyceville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Wickware

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Wisconsin

About Barron County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Barron County: www.co.barron.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wickware. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3513, Longitude: -91.7863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wickware 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 Wickware 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 317.25 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.02 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.731 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 Wickware 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>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: findagrave.com.

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