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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Wind Lake.

This page contains six sections:

Around Wind Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northeast of Wind Lake. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenosha. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the southeast of Wind Lake and has a population of 99,600 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Buffalo Grove (IL)   [Map]   41,346   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Carpentersville (IL)   [Map]   38,291   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Crystal Lake (IL)   [Map]   40,339   S   41 miles [66 km]
Palatine (IL)   [Map]   68,766   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Waukegan (IL)   [Map]   88,182   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wheeling (IL)   [Map]   38,315   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   38,016   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,858   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Janesville   [Map]   64,159   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   36,769   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,803   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Racine   [Map]   77,571   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   72,363   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   47,945   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
West Allis   [Map]   60,087   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Big Bend   [Map]   1,316   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Caldwell   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Dover   [Map]   4,095   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Durham   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Kneeland   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Muskego   [Map]   24,882   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Norway   [Map]   8,091   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,929   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Raymond   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rochester   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rochester   [Map]   3,782   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vernon   [Map]   7,649   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vernon   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Waterford   [Map]   6,449   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Waterford   [Map]   5,378   SW   5 miles [8 km]

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

Racine County ...

Wind Lake is located in Racine County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Racine County: Kenosha, Walworth & Waukesha. Lake Michigan lies to the east.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wind Lake ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Cedar Park   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South of Wind Lake   [Map]
Eagle Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Franklin   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harbor Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Honey Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Honey Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kansasville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Kneeland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Potter Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Prospect   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Raymond   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Rosewood   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Union Church   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Burlington Muni.(ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   BUU   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ENE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grand Geneva Resort Airport(IATA:XES)   [Map]   C02   SW   18 miles [29 km]
John H. Batten Airport (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]   RAC   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   N   18 miles [29 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 Wind Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wind Lake. 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
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ENE   15 miles [24.1 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SSE   59 miles [95 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   WNW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SW   64 miles [103 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   SSE   74 miles [119.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   WSW   46 miles [74 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   SSE   50 miles [80.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Burlington Muni.(ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   BUU   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grand Geneva Resort Airport(IATA:XES)   [Map]   C02   SW   18 miles [29 km]
John H. Batten Airport (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]   RAC   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   N   18 miles [29 km]
Kenosha Rgnl.(ICAO: KENW)   [Map]   ENW   SE   19 miles [30.6 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.

Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington Muni.   (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
        Website for Waukesha County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John H. Batten Airport   (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]
        Website for John H. Batten Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenosha Rgnl.   (ICAO: KENW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport   (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]
        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
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gerald R. Ford Intl.   (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]
        Website for Gerald R. Ford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Muskegon Co. Airport   (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]
        Website for Muskegon County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Wisconsin

About Racine County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Racine County: www.racineco.com/

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 Wind Lake.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wind Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8257, Longitude: -88.1600     [Map].

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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 Wind Lake), 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 Wind Lake.