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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 Chippewa Falls. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the south of Wilson. Chippewa Falls has a population of 14,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rice Lake. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the southwest of Wilson and has a population of 8,300 people.

For comparison, Wilson has a population of 110 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Amery   [Map]   2,823   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Barron   [Map]   3,318   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bass Lake   [Map]   2,369   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bloomer   [Map]   3,498   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Eagle Point   [Map]   3,128   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hayward   [Map]   3,517   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hayward   [Map]   2,302   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ladysmith   [Map]   3,154   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   5,935   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lake Hallie   [Map]   6,716   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rice Lake   [Map]   3,076   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Spooner   [Map]   2,597   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stanley   [Map]   2,539   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tainter   [Map]   2,387   S   46 miles [74 km]
Wheaton   [Map]   2,791   S   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Atlanta   [Map]   588   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Birchwood   [Map]   481   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Birchwood   [Map]   430   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cedar Lake   [Map]   947   W   5 miles [8 km]
Doyle   [Map]   452   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   517   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Exeland   [Map]   192   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Long Lake   [Map]   628   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Meteor   [Map]   158   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Murry   [Map]   262   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   942   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Strickland   [Map]   281   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Weirgor   [Map]   326   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Weyerhaeuser   [Map]   218   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wilkinson   [Map]   44   S   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Rusk County ...

Wilson is located in Rusk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rusk County: Barron, Chippewa, Price, Sawyer, Taylor & Washburn.

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
Rice Lake Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rice Lake Rgnl. (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]   RPD   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Barron Muni.   [Map]   9Y7   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Chetek Muni. Airport    [Map]   Y23   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shell Lake Muni.   [Map]   SSQ   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rusk Co. Airport(ICAO: KRCX)   [Map]   RCX   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cumberland Muni.   [Map]   UBE   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hayward Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   29 miles [46.7 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   98 miles [157.7 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   ESE   105 miles [169 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSW   127 miles [204.4 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SSE   200 miles [321.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]   IWD   NE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Duluth Intl. (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]   DLH   NNW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   E   97 miles [156.1 km]
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   ENE   108 miles [173.8 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   S   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rice Lake Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rice Lake Rgnl. (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]   RPD   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Barron Muni.   [Map]   9Y7   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Chetek Muni. Airport    [Map]   Y23   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shell Lake Muni.   [Map]   SSQ   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rusk Co. Airport(ICAO: KRCX)   [Map]   RCX   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cumberland Muni.   [Map]   UBE   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hayward Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        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
 
Rusk Co. Airport   (ICAO: KRCX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sawyer Co. Airport   (ICAO: KHYR)   [Map]
        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
 
Burnett Co. Airport   (ICAO: KRZN)   [Map]
        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
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International 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
 
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport   (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]
        Website for Gogebic - Iron County Airport
        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
 
Eagle River Union Airport   (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]
        Website for Eagle River Union Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Communities in Wisconsin

About Rusk County

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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 Rusk County: www.ruskcounty.org/

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 from 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, 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: 45.6047, Longitude: -91.4816     [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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