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Town of Williamstown, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Williamstown to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the Seat of Dodge County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Williamstown to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,138 miles [9,878.2 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 6,882 miles [11,075.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,772 miles [7,679.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Williamstown ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Williamstown.

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

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Oswego County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the East


Orange County

Our profile page for Williamstown, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Williamstown ...

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.

Farmersville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Williamstown   [Map]
Herman Center   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Iron Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Juneau   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
LeRoy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mayville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Minnesota Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rolling Prairie   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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About Dodge County

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Williamstown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Williamstown) 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 Williamstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Williamstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5019, Longitude: -88.5859     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williamstown 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 Williamstown 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 315.06 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.272 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.57 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Williamstown.