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Town of Wilson, Wisconsin
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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Wilson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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:

  • Sheboygan [Map], which is the Seat of Sheboygan County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Wilson to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 645 miles [1,038 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,100 miles [9,817 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 6,844 miles [11,014.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,733 miles [7,617 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 226 miles [363.7 km] to the West Northwest

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Wilson, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the West Northwest

Lincoln County

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

Rusk County

Our profile page for Wilson, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Wilson, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 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.

Adell   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West of Wilson   [Map]
Belgium   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Cascade   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Haven   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Howards Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake Church   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
New Paris   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Ourtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Plymouth   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Random Lake   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Waldo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Wilson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 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: 43.6744, Longitude: -87.7581     [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 314.496 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.656 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.091 degrees.

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