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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Neillsville [Map], which is the Seat of Clark County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Willard to Neillsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 132 miles [212.4 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 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 809 miles [1,302 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 6,150 miles [9,897.5 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 6,901 miles [11,106.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,801 miles [7,726.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willard ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Willard.

While the name Willard is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Arkansas

Prairie County

Our profile page for Willard, Prairie County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the South

Colorado

Logan County

Our profile page for Willard, Logan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the West Southwest

Georgia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Willard, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the South Southeast

Idaho

Benewah County

Our profile page for Willard, Benewah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Alexander County

Our profile page for Willard, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the South

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Willard, Saint Clair County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Iowa

Wapello County

Our profile page for Willard, Wapello County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the South Southwest

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Kansas

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Willard, Shawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the Southwest

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Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Willard, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Southeast

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Maine

Cumberland County

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

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Manitoba

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

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Michigan

Bay County

Our profile page for Willard, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Willard, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Montana

Fallon County

Our profile page for Willard, Fallon County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Willard, Lincoln County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Torrance County

Our profile page for Willard, Torrance County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the Southwest

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New York

Chenango County

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

Seneca County

Our profile page for Willard, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Pender County

Our profile page for Willard, Pender County   [Map]
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Huron County

Our profile page for Willard, Huron County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Oklahoma

Harper County

Our profile page for Willard, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Southwest

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Willard, Douglas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,644 miles [2,645.8 km] to the West

Marion County

Our profile page for Willard, Marion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,560 miles [2,510.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Trousdale County

Our profile page for Willard, Trousdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Utah

Box Elder County

Our profile page for Willard, Box Elder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the West

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Willard, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the West

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Willard, Loudoun County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the East Southeast

Wythe County

Our profile page for Willard, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Skamania County

Our profile page for Willard, Skamania County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km] to the West Northwest

Whitman County

Our profile page for Willard, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Willard, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East Southeast

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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 Clark County: www.co.clark.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 from Willard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7350, Longitude: -90.7193     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willard 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 Willard 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 316.51 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.094 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.331 degrees.

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<7>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 Willard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Willard.