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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • West Bend [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Willow Creek to West Bend, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 62 miles [99.8 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,137 miles [9,876.5 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 6,880 miles [11,072.3 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>

Communities Also Named Willow Creek ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Willow Creek.

While the name Willow Creek is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alaska

Our profile page for Willow Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 3,148 miles [5,066.2 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Van Buren County

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

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,811 miles [2,914.5 km] to the West

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the West

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the South Southeast

Paulding County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the South

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Indiana

Porter County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Kansas

Wallace County

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

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Willow Creek, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Minnesota

Blue Earth County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Blue Earth County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the West

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Humboldt County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Humboldt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nye County

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

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New Mexico

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Rio Arriba County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the West Southwest

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New York

Tompkins County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Tompkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Greene County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Southeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Hancock County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Willow Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Florence County

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

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South Dakota

Stanley County

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

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Texas

Robertson County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the West

Uintah County

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

Weber County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km] to the West

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Wyoming

Fremont County

Our profile page for Willow Creek, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the West

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Willow Creek ...

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.

Butler   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of Willow Creek   [Map]
Fussville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lake Five   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Marcy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Meeker   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockfield   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rugby Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Victory Center   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Willow Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [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 Willow Creek. 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.

Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Jr.
  Sportscaster. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 7, 1956

Milwaukee [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Willow Creek
 
Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski     (Reginald Lisowski)
  Professional wrestler. He was born in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 11, 1926 and died in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday October 22, 2005 at an age of 79. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Willow Creek

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Willow Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski<9>
 
Alfred Lunt     (Alfred Davis Lunt, Jr.)
  Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday August 12, 1892 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday August 3, 1977 at an age of 85. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Willow Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred Lunt
 
John Daniel Matuszak
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Oak Creek (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 25, 1950 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday June 17, 1989 at an age of 38. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Oak Creek [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Willow Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Daniel Matuszak
 
Les Paul     (Born as Lester William Polsfuss)
  Musician. He was born in Waukesha (Wisconsin) on Wednesday June 9, 1915 and died in White Plains (New York) on Wednesday August 12, 2009 at an age of 94. He was buried at Prairie Home Cemetery (Waukesha County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Waukesha [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Willow Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Paul
 
Spencer Tracy     (Spencer Bonaventure Tracy)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday April 5, 1900 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Saturday June 10, 1967 at an age of 67. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Willow Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Tracy
 
Gene Wilder     (Born as Jerome Silberman Wilder)
  Actor, screenwriter, director, author. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 11, 1933 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 29, 2016 at an age of 83.

Milwaukee [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Willow Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Wilder

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Willow Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willow Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2072, Longitude: -88.1584     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Creek 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 Willow Creek 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 314.774 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.906 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.439 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Willow Creek 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 Willow Creek, 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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