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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three 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:

  • Merrill [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wilson to Merrill, 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 169 miles [272 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,083 miles [9,789.6 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 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,735 miles [7,620.2 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 99 miles [159.3 km] to the West Southwest

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Wilson, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 74 miles [119.1 km] to the Southwest

Rusk County

Our profile page for Wilson, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 78 miles [125.5 km] to the West

Sheboygan County

Our profile page for Wilson, Sheboygan County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Southeast


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Wilson, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the East Southeast

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.

Crescent Corner   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East of Wilson   [Map]
Dover   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gilbert   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Goodnow   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spirit   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Spirit Falls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tomahawk   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Tripoli   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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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 Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Wilson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 45.5108, Longitude: -89.8546     [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 315.895 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.504 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.634 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilson.