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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Eagle River [Map], which is the Seat of Vilas County, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Winchester to Eagle River, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 218 miles [350.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 6,049 miles [9,734.9 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 6,801 miles [10,945.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,706 miles [7,573.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Winchester ...

We have found 53 communities that share the name Winchester.

Within Wisconsin, there is just one other community named Winchester. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 49 communities in the United States and Canada - with 48 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Winchester, we know of 3 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Wisconsin

Communities outside of Wisconsin

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Arizona

La Paz County

Our profile page for Winchester, La Paz County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in La Paz County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Winchester, Drew County   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the South

California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Winchester, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,665 miles [2,679.6 km] to the West Southwest

San Diego County

Our profile page for Winchester, San Diego County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in San Diego County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Connecticut

Litchfield County

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

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Georgia

Macon County

Our profile page for Winchester, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Idaho

Lewis County

Our profile page for Winchester, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km] to the West

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Illinois

Scott County

Our profile page for Winchester, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the South

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Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Winchester, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Iowa

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Winchester, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the South Southwest

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Kansas

Douglas County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Winchester, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Winchester, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Winchester, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the South

Saint James Parish

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

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Winchester
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Winchester, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Southeast

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Winchester, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the East Southeast

Cecil County

Our profile page for Winchester, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the East Southeast

Garrett County

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

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Winchester, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the East

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Michigan

Mecosta County

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

Monroe County

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

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Mississippi

Wayne County

Our profile page for Winchester, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the South

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Missouri

Clark County

Our profile page for Winchester, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the South Southwest

New Madrid County

Our profile page for Winchester, New Madrid County
Although located in New Madrid County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Winchester, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the South

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Winchester, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the West Southwest

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Winchester, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the East

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Winchester, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the East Southeast

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North Carolina

Union County

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

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North Dakota

Emmons County

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

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Winchester, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Southeast

Champaign County

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

Greene County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Winchester, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Southeast

Richland County

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

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Oklahoma

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Winchester, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the South Southwest

Woods County

Our profile page for Winchester, Woods County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Winchester
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

Douglas County

Our profile page for Winchester, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the West

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Tennessee

Franklin County

Our profile page for Winchester, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the South Southeast

Johnson County

Our profile page for Winchester, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Southeast

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Texas

Fayette County

Our profile page for Winchester, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,183 miles [1,903.9 km] to the South Southwest

Harris County

Our profile page for Winchester, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Virginia

Frederick County

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

Winchester City

Our profile page for Winchester, Winchester City   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Winchester, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,404 miles [2,259.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Washakie County

Our profile page for Winchester, Washakie County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the West

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


England   [Map]

Distance: About 3,803 miles [6,120.3 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica   [Map]

Distance: About 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the South Southeast

New Zealand   [Map]

Distance: About 8,659 miles [13,935.3 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winchester ...

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.

Anvil (MI)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North of Winchester   [Map]
Aurora (MI)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Boulder Junction   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Carter   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Ethelwood (MI)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ironwood (MI)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jessieville (MI)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Planter (MI)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Plymouth (MI)   -   17 miles [27.4 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 Winchester. 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.

Eugene 'Gene' Ronzani
  Professional football. He was born in Iron Mountain (Michigan) on Sunday March 28, 1909 and died in Lac du Flambeau (Wisconsin) on Friday September 12, 1975 at an age of 66.

Lac du Flambeau [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Winchester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene 'Gene' Ronzani<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Wisconsin

About Vilas County

About Wisconsin

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winchester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2219, Longitude: -89.8979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winchester 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 Winchester 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 315.907 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.618 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.437 degrees.

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<7>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 Winchester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Winchester 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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<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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