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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Wien to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Wien to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Wausau [Map], which is the Seat of Marathon County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wien to Wausau, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,119 miles [9,847.6 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 6,869 miles [11,054.6 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>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wien ...

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   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West of Wien   [Map]
Edgar   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Rose   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Marathon City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
March Rapids   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rangeline   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Rib Falls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Schnappsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Swan   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Wien. 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.

Woodrow Wilson Rawls
  Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at an age of 71.

Marshfield [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Wien

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Wisconsin

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marathon County: www.co.marathon.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 starting in Wien. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wien) 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 Wien. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wien

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wien. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8961, Longitude: -90.0232     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wien 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 Wien 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 316.025 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.565 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.911 degrees.

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<7>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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