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Introduction ...

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

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Around Wind Point ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the northwest of Wind Point. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenosha. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the south of Wind Point and has a population of 99,600 people.

For comparison, Wind Point has a population of 1,700 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arlington Heights (IL)   [Map]   75,525   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Buffalo Grove (IL)   [Map]   41,346   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Crystal Lake (IL)   [Map]   40,339   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Evanston (IL)   [Map]   74,895   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Glenview (IL)   [Map]   47,475   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mount Prospect (IL)   [Map]   54,171   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Palatine (IL)   [Map]   68,766   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Waukegan (IL)   [Map]   88,182   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wheeling (IL)   [Map]   38,315   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   38,016   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,803   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Racine   [Map]   77,571   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   72,363   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   47,945   NW   23 miles [37 km]
West Allis   [Map]   60,087   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Caledonia   [Map]   24,910   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cudahy   [Map]   18,200   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elmwood Park   [Map]   495   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,131   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Franksville   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kneeland   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mount Pleasant   [Map]   26,360   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
North Bay   [Map]   240   S   Less than 2 miles
Oak Creek   [Map]   35,881   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Raymond   [Map]   3,929   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Raymond   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saint Francis   [Map]   9,466   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Somers   [Map]   1,149   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
South Milwaukee   [Map]   21,052   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sturtevant   [Map]   6,937   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Racine County ...

Wind Point 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 Point ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
John H. Batten Airport (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]   RAC   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kenosha Rgnl.(ICAO: KENW)   [Map]   ENW   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Waukegan Rgnl. (ICAO: KUGN)   [Map]   UGN   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Burlington Muni.(ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   BUU   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Westosha Airport   [Map]   5K6   SW   28 miles [45.1 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 Point.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wind Point. 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   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   S   55 miles [88.5 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   S   68 miles [109.4 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   WSW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   WNW   82 miles [132 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   S   46 miles [74 km]
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   W   65 miles [104.6 km]
Muskegon Co. Airport (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]   MKG   ENE   82 miles [132 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NNW   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
John H. Batten Airport (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]   RAC   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kenosha Rgnl.(ICAO: KENW)   [Map]   ENW   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Waukegan Rgnl. (ICAO: KUGN)   [Map]   UGN   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Burlington Muni.(ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]   BUU   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Westosha Airport   [Map]   5K6   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   NW   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Kalamazoo / Battle Creek Intl.   (AZO/KAZO)   [Map]
        Website for Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International 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
 
Kenosha Rgnl.   (ICAO: KENW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukegan Rgnl.   (ICAO: KUGN)   [Map]
        Website for Waukegan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport   (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington Muni.   (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
        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
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
        Website for Waukesha County 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
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional 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
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        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
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wind Point: www.windpointwi.us/

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 Point.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wind Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7817, Longitude: -87.7731     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wind Point 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 Wind Point), 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 Point.