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The location of Wilson

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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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Wilson. Eau Claire has a population of 68,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Marshfield. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Wilson and has a population of 18,500 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Altoona   [Map]   7,489   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Black River Falls   [Map]   3,550   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bloomer   [Map]   3,509   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Chippewa Falls   [Map]   14,084   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Eagle Point   [Map]   3,131   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ladysmith   [Map]   3,184   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   5,916   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lake Hallie   [Map]   6,650   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Medford   [Map]   4,337   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Menomonie   [Map]   3,422   W   46 miles [74 km]
Menomonie   [Map]   16,464   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   3,211   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Seymour   [Map]   3,295   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Stanley   [Map]   3,660   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Washington   [Map]   7,444   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Augusta   [Map]   1,520   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Boyd   [Map]   537   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bridge Creek   [Map]   2,002   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Butler   [Map]   96   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cadott   [Map]   1,424   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Delmar   [Map]   954   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Edson   [Map]   1,111   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairchild   [Map]   360   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fall Creek   [Map]   1,306   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Goetz   [Map]   774   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   1,149   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ludington   [Map]   1,084   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sigel   [Map]   1,062   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilson   [Map]   507   SE   Less than 2 miles
Worden   [Map]   677   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Eau Claire County ...

Wilson is located in Eau Claire County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Eau Claire County: Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Jackson, Pepin & Trempealeau.

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
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.(EAU/KEAU)   [Map]   EAU   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cornell Muni.   [Map]   2H3   N   23 miles [37 km]
Bloomer Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Neillsville Muni.   [Map]   VIQ   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport   [Map]   BCK   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Taylor Co. Airport(ICAO: KMDZ)   [Map]   MDZ   ENE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   W   41 miles [66 km]
Marshfield Muni.(ICAO: KMFI)   [Map]   MFI   ESE   42 miles [67.6 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
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   E   66 miles [106.2 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   W   107 miles [172.2 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SE   143 miles [230.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   S   66 miles [106.2 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   NE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   NE   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.(EAU/KEAU)   [Map]   EAU   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cornell Muni.   [Map]   2H3   N   23 miles [37 km]
Bloomer Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Neillsville Muni.   [Map]   VIQ   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport   [Map]   BCK   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Taylor Co. Airport(ICAO: KMDZ)   [Map]   MDZ   ENE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   W   41 miles [66 km]
Marshfield Muni.(ICAO: KMFI)   [Map]   MFI   ESE   42 miles [67.6 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.

Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin 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
 
Taylor Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMDZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Menomonie Muni.   (ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marshfield Muni.   (ICAO: KMFI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rusk Co. Airport   (ICAO: KRCX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul 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
 
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
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        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
 
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.   (EAU/KEAU)   [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 Eau Claire County: www.co.eau-claire.wi.us/

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 '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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8280, Longitude: -91.0226     [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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilson.