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Town of Windsor, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Dane County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Windsor to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 704 miles [1,133 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,176 miles [9,939.3 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 6,921 miles [11,138.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,812 miles [7,744.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Windsor ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Windsor.

While the name Windsor is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Hartford County

Our profile page for Windsor, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the East

New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Windsor, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the East


Windsor County

Our profile page for Windsor, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Windsor ...

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.

Catfish (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Windsor   [Map]
Darwin (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
DeForest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elmside   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Maple Bluff   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Pebble Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pierceville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Raintree   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Seminary Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunburst   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Token Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Windsor. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 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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<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 Windsor 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 315.548 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.79 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.019 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Windsor.