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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Winchester.

This page contains six sections:

Around Winchester ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rhinelander. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southeast of Winchester. Rhinelander has a population of 7,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Ironwood (MI). It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the northwest of Winchester and has a population of 5,000 people.

For comparison, Winchester has a population of 390 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 Winchester and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bessemer (MI)   [Map]   1,761   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wakefield (MI)   [Map]   1,699   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Arbor Vitae   [Map]   3,347   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Crescent   [Map]   1,989   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Lac du Flambeau   [Map]   3,442   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   2,448   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Minocqua   [Map]   4,388   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Newbold   [Map]   2,690   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Park Falls   [Map]   2,254   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pelican   [Map]   2,724   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pine Lake   [Map]   2,691   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Saint Germain   [Map]   2,104   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sugar Camp   [Map]   1,628   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Three Lakes   [Map]   2,093   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Woodruff   [Map]   1,956   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Marenisco (MI)   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ramsay (MI)   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
White City (MI)   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Yale (MI)   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boulder Junction   [Map]   942   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Carey   [Map]   158   W   18 miles [29 km]
Hurley   [Map]   1,441   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Katinka Village   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lac du Flambeau   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Manitowish Waters   [Map]   567   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Manitowish Waters   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mercer   [Map]   1,372   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oma   [Map]   282   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Presque Isle   [Map]   607   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sherman   [Map]   283   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Vilas County ...

Winchester is located in Vilas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Vilas County: Gogebic (MI), Iron (MI), Forest, Iron, Oneida & Price.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winchester ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Winchester.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Winchester.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Winchester. 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 Winchester. 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 Winchester ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Winchester.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Manitowish Waters Airport   [Map]   D25   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Boulder Junction Airport   [Map]   BDJ   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lakeland Airport(ARV/KARV)   [Map]   ARV   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]   IWD   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kings Land O' Lakes Airport(ICAO: KLNL)   [Map]   LNL   E   31 miles [49.9 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 Winchester.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Winchester. 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   S   100 miles [160.9 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   WSW   186 miles [299.3 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SW   204 miles [328.3 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   S   214 miles [344.4 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SSE   246 miles [395.9 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   S   280 miles [450.6 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   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   SSE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Iron Co. Airport    [Map]   50D   E   77 miles [123.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Manitowish Waters Airport   [Map]   D25   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Boulder Junction Airport   [Map]   BDJ   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lakeland Airport(ARV/KARV)   [Map]   ARV   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kings Land O' Lakes Airport(ICAO: KLNL)   [Map]   LNL   E   31 miles [49.9 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
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ford Airport   (ICAO: KIMT)   [Map]
        Website for Ford Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houghton County Meml.   (CMX/KCMX)   [Map]
        Website for Houghton County Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sawyer Intl.   (MQT/KSAW)   [Map]
        Website for Sawyer International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lakeland Airport   (ARV/KARV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kings Land O' Lakes Airport   (ICAO: KLNL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Park Falls Muni.   (ICAO: KPKF)   [Map]
        Website for Park Falls Municipal 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
 
Price Co. Airport   (ICAO: KPBH)   [Map]
        Website for Price County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tomahawk Rgnl.   (ICAO: KTKV)   [Map]
        Website for Tomahawk 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
 
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport   (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]
        Website for Gogebic - Iron County Airport
        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
 
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [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 Winchester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Vilas County: www.co.vilas.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 Winchester.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Winchester. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winchester) 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 Winchester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Winchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winchester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2238, Longitude: -89.8688     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winchester 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 Winchester), 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 Winchester.



 
 
 

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