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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Wilton 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 village such as Wilton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Wilton to:

  • Sparta [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wilton to Sparta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,190 miles [9,961.8 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 6,938 miles [11,165.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,834 miles [7,779.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilton ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Wilton.

While the name Wilton is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Shelby County

Our profile page for Wilton, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the South Southeast

Arkansas

Little River County

Our profile page for Wilton, Little River County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the South Southwest

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Wilton, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km] to the West

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Wilton, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East

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Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Wilton, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Southeast

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Iowa

Muscatine County

Our profile page for Wilton, Muscatine County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the South

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Kansas

Greenwood County

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

Phillips County

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

Pottawatomie County

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

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Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Wilton, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the Southeast

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Wilton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Beltrami County

Our profile page for Wilton, Beltrami County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the Northwest

Waseca County

Our profile page for Wilton, Waseca County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the West

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Wilton, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the South Southwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wilton, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Camden County

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

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New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Wilton, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Wilton, Granville County   [Map]
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the Southeast

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North Dakota

McLean County

Our profile page for Wilton, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wilton   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the East

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Virginia

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Wilton, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilton ...

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.

Dilly   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South of Wilton   [Map]
Farmers Valley   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hustler   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Leon   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Oil City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Orange Mill   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tunnel City   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Union Center   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wilton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Wilton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilton) 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 Wilton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8144, Longitude: -90.5276     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilton 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 Wilton 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 316.385 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.824 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.491 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Wilton 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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