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(Eau Claire County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Eau Claire [Map], which is the Seat of Eau Claire County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Wilson to Eau Claire, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,156 miles [9,907.1 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 6,908 miles [11,117.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,809 miles [7,739.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilson ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Wilson.

Within Wisconsin, there are 4 communities which are also named Wilson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 5 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Wisconsin

Communities outside of Wisconsin


Other Communities Located In Wisconsin

Dunn County

Our profile page for Wilson, Dunn County   [Map]
Distance: About 47 miles [75.6 km] to the West Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 74 miles [119.1 km] to the Northeast

Rusk County

Our profile page for Wilson, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 59 miles [95 km] to the North Northwest

Sheboygan County

Our profile page for Wilson, Sheboygan County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the East Southeast


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Wilson, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilson ...

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.

Allen   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest of Wilson   [Map]
Crescent   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Drywood   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Globe   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greenwood   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hay Creek   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Hemlock   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Jim Falls   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Junction   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Longwood   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Maple Hill   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Nix Corner   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Norma   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Price   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Stanley   -   11 miles [17.7 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 Wilson. 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.

Eddy Waller     (Edward C. Waller)
  Actor. He was born in Chippewa Falls (Wisconsin) on Friday June 14, 1889 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday August 19, 1977 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Chippewa Falls [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Wilson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddy Waller<7>

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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 Eau Claire County: www.co.eau-claire.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 'straight-line' distance beginning 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, we've provided the following link: 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: 44.8105, Longitude: -91.0118     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson 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 Wilson 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 316.713 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.335 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.466 degrees.

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<7>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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