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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Kenosha [Map], which is the Seat of Kenosha County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wilmot to Kenosha, 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 five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,171 miles [9,931.3 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 6,913 miles [11,125.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,799 miles [7,723.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilmot ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Wilmot.

While the name Wilmot is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Arizona

Pima County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Pima County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km] to the West Southwest

Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the South Southwest

Indiana

Noble County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the East Southeast

Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Cowley County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Tuscola County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the South Southwest

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New Brunswick

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

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Jackson County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Wilmot   [Map]
Distance: About 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the East

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Prince Edward Island

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

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South Dakota

Roberts County

Our profile page for Wilmot, Roberts County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

King George County

Our profile page for Wilmot, King George County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilmot ...

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.

Channel Lake (IL)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Wilmot   [Map]
Fox Lake (IL)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fox River   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Grass Lake (IL)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lake Catherine (IL)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Liberty Corners   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Loon Lake (IL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lotus Woods (IL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Paddock Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Powers Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Silver Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Grove (IL)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Twin Lakes   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Wheatland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [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 Wilmot. 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.

Fredric March
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Racine (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 31, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday April 14, 1975 at an age of 77.

Racine [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Wilmot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fredric March<8>
 
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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Wilmot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Daniel Matuszak
 
Orson Welles
  Actor, director, writer, producer. He was born in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Thursday May 6, 1915 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday October 10, 1985 at an age of 70.

Kenosha [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Wilmot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orson Welles

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kenosha County: www.co.kenosha.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 that starts in Wilmot. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilmot) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilmot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5128, Longitude: -88.1820     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilmot 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 Wilmot 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 314.798 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.834 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.656 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Wilmot 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>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilmot.



 
 
 

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