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Introduction ...

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

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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

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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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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/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Willow Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 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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<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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