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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Marinette [Map], which is the Seat of Marinette County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wilcox to Marinette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,038 miles [9,717.2 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 6,785 miles [10,919.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,679 miles [7,530.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilcox ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Wilcox.

Within Wisconsin, there are 2 communities which are also named Wilcox. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 23 communities in the United States and Canada - with 23 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Wisconsin

Communities outside of Wisconsin


Other Communities Located In Wisconsin

Clark County

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

Oconto County

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


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Conecuh County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Conecuh County   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the South

Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Bradley County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the South Southwest

California

Los Angeles County

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

Florida

Gilchrist County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Gilchrist County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km] to the South Southeast

Orange County

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

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Georgia

Coffee County

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

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Illinois

Clay County

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

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Louisiana

West Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Wilcox, West Feliciana Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 997 miles [1,604.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Michigan

Alger County

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

Newaygo County

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

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Missouri

Nodaway County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Nodaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the Southwest

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Nebraska

Kearney County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Kearney County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West Southwest

Phelps County

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

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Sherman County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Sherman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Wilcox   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Crockett County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Crockett County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the South

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Texas

Burleson County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Burleson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,106 miles [1,779.9 km] to the South Southwest

Gray County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Gray County
Although located in Gray County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,421 miles [2,286.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Wilcox, Albany County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the West

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilcox ...

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.

Beaver   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest of Wilcox   [Map]
County Line   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Harmony   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Lena   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
May Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Porterfield   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Pound   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rubys Corner   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [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 Wilcox. 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.

Elinor Martineau Coyle
  Author, photographer, historian. She was born in Marinette (Wisconsin) on Monday June 7, 1909 and died in Dayton (Ohio) on Thursday August 21, 1997 at an age of 88. She was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Marinette [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Wilcox

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elinor Martineau Coyle<9>

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About Marinette County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marinette County: www.marinettecounty.com/

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' distance that stretches from Wilcox. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilcox) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilcox. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9978, Longitude: -87.8354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilcox 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 Wilcox 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 314.514 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.867 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.713 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 Wilcox 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 Wilcox, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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