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Town of Winfield, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Baraboo [Map], which is the Seat of Sauk County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Winfield to Baraboo, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,183 miles [9,950.6 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 6,930 miles [11,152.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,824 miles [7,763.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Winfield ...

While the name Winfield is unique within Wisconsin, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Winfield, Herkimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winfield ...

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.

Dell Prairie (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East of Winfield   [Map]
Hill Point   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Lemonweir   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Lime Ridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Moe Settlement (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Plainville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Reedsburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Union Center   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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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 begins in Winfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winfield) 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 Winfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Winfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5978, Longitude: -90.0146     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winfield 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 Winfield 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 316.033 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.393 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.283 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Winfield.