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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Windsor to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 9 miles [14.5 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 four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 705 miles [1,134.6 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 6,178 miles [9,942.5 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 6,924 miles [11,143.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,814 miles [7,747.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Windsor ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Windsor.

While the name Windsor is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 43 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Windsor, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,764 miles [2,838.9 km] to the West

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Windsor, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the West

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Windsor, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the East

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Windsor, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Walton County

Our profile page for Windsor, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Mercer County

Our profile page for Windsor, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the South Southwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Windsor, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the South

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Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Windsor, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Southeast

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Iowa

Polk County

Our profile page for Windsor, Polk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Cowley County

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

Kearny County

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

Ottawa County

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

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Kentucky

Casey County

Our profile page for Windsor, Casey County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Louisiana

Morehouse Parish

Our profile page for Windsor, Morehouse Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Windsor, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Windsor, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Huron County

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

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Missouri

Henry County

Our profile page for Windsor, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Southwest

Jefferson County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Windsor   [Map]
Distance: About 1,092 miles [1,757.4 km] to the East Northeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Windsor, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Windsor, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the East

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Windsor, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Windsor   [Map]
Distance: About 1,646 miles [2,649 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Bertie County

Our profile page for Windsor, Bertie County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the East Southeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Windsor, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the Southeast

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North Dakota

Stutsman County

Our profile page for Windsor, Stutsman County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Windsor   [Map]
Distance: About 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Windsor, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the East Southeast

Clark County

Our profile page for Windsor, Clark County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morgan County

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Windsor, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East Southeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Windsor, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Windsor   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

York County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Windsor
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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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Windsor, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Southeast

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Texas

McLennan County

Our profile page for Windsor, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Windsor, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the East

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Windsor, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the East Southeast

Henrico County

Our profile page for Windsor, Henrico County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the East Southeast

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Windsor, Isle of Wight County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the East Southeast

New Kent County

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

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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)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Windsor   [Map]
Dane   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Darwin (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
DeForest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Elmside   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Maple Bluff   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pebble Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Raintree   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Seminary Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunburst   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Token Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 Windsor. 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 Matthew Brabender
  Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at an age of 55. He was buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Windsor

Madison [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Windsor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<9>
 
Kenneth Sydney Davis
  Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at an age of 86.

Madison [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Windsor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis
 
Chris Farley     (Christopher Crosby Farley)
  Actor, comedian. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at an age of 33. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Windsor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Farley
 
William Conrad Styles Severson
  Sculptor. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday November 22, 1924 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Wednesday January 6, 1999 at an age of 74. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Windsor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Conrad Styles Severson

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Windsor. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Windsor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windsor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2164, Longitude: -89.3433     [Map].

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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 315.577 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.821 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.044 degrees.

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<7>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 Windsor 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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<8>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 Windsor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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