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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Windsor ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Madison. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the south of Windsor. Madison has a population of 255,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Janesville. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the south of Windsor and has a population of 64,400 people.

For comparison, Windsor has a population of 6,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Windsor and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Baraboo   [Map]   12,164   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Beaver Dam   [Map]   16,369   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Beloit   [Map]   36,773   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   29,485   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fort Atkinson   [Map]   12,482   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hartford   [Map]   15,064   E   46 miles [74 km]
Middleton   [Map]   19,660   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oconomowoc   [Map]   16,717   E   41 miles [66 km]
Stoughton   [Map]   13,088   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   32,894   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Verona   [Map]   13,107   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Watertown   [Map]   23,655   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Waunakee   [Map]   13,755   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Waupun   [Map]   11,269   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Whitewater   [Map]   14,540   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arlington   [Map]   817   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Arlington   [Map]   814   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bristol   [Map]   3,945   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Burke   [Map]   3,439   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Burke   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dane   [Map]   1,136   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
DeForest   [Map]   10,340   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hampden   [Map]   572   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Leeds   [Map]   774   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Maple Bluff   [Map]   1,331   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Morrisonville   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   2,455   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Vienna   [Map]   1,575   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Westport   [Map]   4,197   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Windsor   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Dane County ...

Windsor is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Windsor ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   WSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sauk - Prairie Airport   [Map]   91C   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Portage Muni.   [Map]   C47   NNW   24 miles [38.6 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 Windsor.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Windsor. 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
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   S   72 miles [115.9 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ESE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   N   108 miles [173.8 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SE   111 miles [178.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SSE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NNE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   SW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   NNE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   SE   104 miles [167.4 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   WNW   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   WSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sauk - Prairie Airport   [Map]   91C   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Portage Muni.   [Map]   C47   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Watertown Muni.(ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]   RYV   E   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.

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
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wisconsin Dells Airport   (ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]
        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
 
Dodge Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]
        Website for Dodge County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin 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
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        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
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Windsor: www.ci.windsor.wi.us/

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.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 Windsor.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windsor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2292, Longitude: -89.3015     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Windsor 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 Windsor), 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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