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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Wills to ...

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

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

  • Washburn [Map], which is the Seat of Bayfield County, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wills to Washburn, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 261 miles [420 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,087 miles [9,796.1 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 6,842 miles [11,011.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,753 miles [7,649.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wills ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Wills.

While the name Wills is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Alabama

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Wills, DeKalb County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the South Southeast

Ohio

Monroe County

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

Tennessee

Johnson County

Our profile page for Wills, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the Southeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Wills, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the South Southeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Wills, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Southeast

Mercer County

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

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Bayfield County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bayfield County: www.bayfieldcounty.org/

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 that stretches from Wills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5391, Longitude: -91.5394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wills 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 Wills 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 317.057 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.964 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.248 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 Wills, 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 Wills.