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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Willard.

This page contains six sections:

Around Willard ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Eau Claire. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southwest of Willard. Eau Claire has a population of 68,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Menomonie. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the southwest of Willard and has a population of 16,400 people.

For comparison, Willard has a population of 490 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Altoona   [Map]   7,680   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Barron   [Map]   3,318   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bloomer   [Map]   3,498   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Chippewa Falls   [Map]   14,035   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Eagle Point   [Map]   3,128   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hayward   [Map]   3,517   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ladysmith   [Map]   3,154   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   5,935   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lake Hallie   [Map]   6,716   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Medford   [Map]   4,300   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,249   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rice Lake   [Map]   8,338   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Seymour   [Map]   3,310   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Stanley   [Map]   3,664   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Washington   [Map]   7,519   S   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Big Bend   [Map]   345   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Birch Creek   [Map]   531   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bruce   [Map]   715   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Conrath   [Map]   93   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Cornell   [Map]   1,419   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Estella   [Map]   446   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Flambeau   [Map]   1,048   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Grant   [Map]   807   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grow   [Map]   419   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake Holcombe   [Map]   1,063   S   5 miles [8 km]
Marshall   [Map]   683   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ruby   [Map]   505   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sheldon   [Map]   218   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Thornapple   [Map]   769   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Washington   [Map]   337   W   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Willard, please visit our County-by-County Page for Willard.

Rusk County ...

Willard is located in Rusk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rusk County: Barron, Chippewa, Price, Sawyer, Taylor & Washburn.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Willard ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Willard.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Willard.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Willard. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Willard. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Willard ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Willard.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cornell Muni.   [Map]   2H3   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rusk Co. Airport(ICAO: KRCX)   [Map]   RCX   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bloomer Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Chetek Muni. Airport    [Map]   Y23   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rice Lake Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Willard.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Willard. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   ESE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   WSW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SW   119 miles [191.5 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SSE   174 miles [280 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   ENE   82 miles [132 km]
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]   IWD   NNE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   ENE   98 miles [157.7 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   S   100 miles [160.9 km]
Duluth Intl. (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]   DLH   NNW   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Cornell Muni.   [Map]   2H3   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rusk Co. Airport(ICAO: KRCX)   [Map]   RCX   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bloomer Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Chetek Muni. Airport    [Map]   Y23   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rice Lake Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Duluth Intl.   (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]
        Website for Duluth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rusk Co. Airport   (ICAO: KRCX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rice Lake Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]
        Website for Rice Lake Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.   (EAU/KEAU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Taylor Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMDZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Price Co. Airport   (ICAO: KPBH)   [Map]
        Website for Price County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sawyer Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHYR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport   (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]
        Website for Gogebic - Iron County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eagle River Union Airport   (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]
        Website for Eagle River Union Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Wisconsin

About Rusk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rusk County: www.ruskcounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Willard.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Willard. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willard) 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 Willard. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Willard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3283, Longitude: -91.1188     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Willard), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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