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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Wilson.

This page contains six sections:

Around Wilson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Eau Claire. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the southeast of Wilson. Eau Claire has a population of 68,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Stillwater (MN). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the west of Wilson and has a population of 19,400 people.

For comparison, Wilson has a population of 550 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Oak Park Heights (MN)   [Map]   4,918   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Scandia (MN)   [Map]   4,120   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Altoona   [Map]   7,680   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chippewa Falls   [Map]   14,035   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hudson   [Map]   8,781   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hudson   [Map]   13,706   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   5,935   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lake Hallie   [Map]   6,716   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Menomonie   [Map]   16,429   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
New Richmond   [Map]   8,966   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rice Lake   [Map]   8,338   N   23 miles [37 km]
River Falls   [Map]   15,510   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Somerset   [Map]   4,213   W   41 miles [66 km]
Troy   [Map]   5,299   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Washington   [Map]   7,519   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Boyceville   [Map]   1,096   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Colfax   [Map]   1,144   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dallas   [Map]   562   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dallas   [Map]   385   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grant   [Map]   396   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hay River   [Map]   580   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Maple Grove   [Map]   973   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Otter Creek   [Map]   517   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Prairie Farm   [Map]   570   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Prairie Farm   [Map]   443   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ridgeland   [Map]   275   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sand Creek   [Map]   569   E   5 miles [8 km]
Sheridan   [Map]   466   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sioux Creek   [Map]   655   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wheeler   [Map]   336   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Wilson, please visit our County-by-County Page for Wilson.

Dunn County ...

Wilson is located in Dunn County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dunn County: Barron, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk & Saint Croix.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilson ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Wilson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Wilson.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Wilson. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wilson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Wilson ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Wilson.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Boyceville Muni.   [Map]   3T3   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chetek Muni. Airport    [Map]   Y23   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Barron Muni.   [Map]   9Y7   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rice Lake Rgnl. (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]   RPD   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   S   18 miles [29 km]
Bloomer Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rice Lake Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cumberland Muni.   [Map]   UBE   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Wilson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wilson. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   WSW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   ESE   109 miles [175.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   SSE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Duluth Intl. (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]   DLH   N   116 miles [186.7 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   ENE   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Boyceville Muni.   [Map]   3T3   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chetek Muni. Airport    [Map]   Y23   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Barron Muni.   [Map]   9Y7   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rice Lake Rgnl. (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]   RPD   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   S   18 miles [29 km]
Bloomer Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rice Lake Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cumberland Muni.   [Map]   UBE   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rice Lake Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]
        Website for Rice Lake Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Menomonie Muni.   (ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.   (EAU/KEAU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Richmond Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Duluth Intl.   (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]
        Website for Duluth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dunn County: www.dunncountywi.govoffice2.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wilson.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Wilson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilson) 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 Wilson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wilson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1652, Longitude: -91.8441     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Wilson), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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