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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 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 145 miles [233.4 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 825 miles [1,327.7 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 6,907 miles [11,115.7 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 82 communities that share the name Wilson.

Within Wisconsin, there are 2 communities which are also named Wilson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 80 communities in the United States and Canada - with 80 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

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Wilson, Chippewa County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Chippewa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Wilson, Saint Croix County   [Map]
Distance: About 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Escambia County

Our profile page for Wilson, Escambia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Escambia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the South Southeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Wilson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the South

Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Wilson, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the South

Pike County

Our profile page for Wilson, Pike County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pike County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pope County

Our profile page for Wilson, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the South

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California

Sutter County

Our profile page for Wilson, Sutter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km] to the West

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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Wilson, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the East

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Wilson, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Wilson, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Peach County

Our profile page for Wilson, Peach County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Peach County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Idaho

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Wilson, Owyhee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km] to the West

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Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the Southeast

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Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Wilson, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the South Southeast

Davies's County

Our profile page for Wilson, Davies's County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Davies's County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lake County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Porter County

Our profile page for Wilson, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Southeast

Posey County

Our profile page for Wilson, Posey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Posey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Wilson, Shelby County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Wilson, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the South Southwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Wilson, Van Buren County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Van Buren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Wilson, Cherokee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ellsworth County

Our profile page for Wilson, Ellsworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the Southwest

Stevens County

Our profile page for Wilson, Stevens County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Stevens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Henderson County

Our profile page for Wilson, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Wilson, East Feliciana Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the South

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Wilson, Calvert County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the East Southeast

Garrett County

Our profile page for Wilson, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Southeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Wilson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Wilson, Essex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Essex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Wilson, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Northeast

Montmorency County

Our profile page for Wilson, Montmorency County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Montmorency County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sanilac County

Our profile page for Wilson, Sanilac County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sanilac County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Wilson, Ramsey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ramsey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Winona County

Our profile page for Wilson, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 68 miles [109.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Mississippi

Greene County

Our profile page for Wilson, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the South

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Missouri

Adair County

Our profile page for Wilson, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the South Southwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wilson, Wayne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Colfax County

Our profile page for Wilson, Colfax County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Wilson, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,367 miles [2,200 km] to the West

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Wilson, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the East

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Wilson, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Wilson, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the Southeast

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Wilson, Cleveland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the Southeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Wilson, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Wilson, Adams County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Adams County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madison County

Our profile page for Wilson, Madison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the Southeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Wilson, Marion County
This community is historic.
Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Wilson, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Oklahoma

Atoka County

Our profile page for Wilson, Atoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the South Southwest

Carter County

Our profile page for Wilson, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the South Southwest

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Wilson, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wilson
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Wilson, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,524 miles [2,452.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Wilson, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the East Southeast

Chester County

Our profile page for Wilson, Chester County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chester County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Clarion County

Our profile page for Wilson, Clarion County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clarion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McKean County

Our profile page for Wilson, McKean County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in McKean County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Northampton County

Our profile page for Wilson, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Wilson   [Map]
Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Clarendon County

Our profile page for Wilson, Clarendon County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the Southeast

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South Dakota

Grant County

Our profile page for Wilson, Grant County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Grant County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Comanche County

Our profile page for Wilson, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the South Southwest

Dickens County

Our profile page for Wilson, Dickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the South Southwest

Falls County

Our profile page for Wilson, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the South Southwest

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Wilson, Kaufman County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the South Southwest

Lynn County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Wilson, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the West

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Wilson, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the West

Weber County

Our profile page for Wilson, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the West

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Virginia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Wilson, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the East Southeast

Dinwiddie County

Our profile page for Wilson, Dinwiddie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dinwiddie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wythe County

Our profile page for Wilson, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Wilson, Cabell County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Southeast

Grant County

Our profile page for Wilson, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Southeast

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Wilson, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Southeast

Ohio County

Our profile page for Wilson, Ohio County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Wilson, Platte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Teton County

Our profile page for Wilson, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the West

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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   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North of Wilson   [Map]
Drywood   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hay Creek   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Jim Falls   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Junction   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maple Hill   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Norma   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Price   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Stanley   -   10 miles [16.1 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Wilson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddy Waller<9>

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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 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.

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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<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 316.721 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.346 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.467 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Wilson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Wilson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wilson.