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

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

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

  • Oshkosh [Map], which is the Seat of Winnebago County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Winnebago to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,107 miles [9,828.3 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 6,853 miles [11,028.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,745 miles [7,636.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Winnebago ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Winnebago.

While the name Winnebago is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Winnebago County

Our profile page for Winnebago, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South Southwest


Faribault County

Our profile page for Winnebago, Faribault County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the West

Houston County

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


Thurston County

Our profile page for Winnebago, Thurston County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Winnebago ...

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.

Harbor Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Winnebago   [Map]
Island Beach   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Leonards Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rainbow Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rockaway Beach   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Shangri La Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Stony Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunrise Bay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunset Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Zion   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Winnebago. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winnebago) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winnebago. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0758, Longitude: -88.5251     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winnebago 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 Winnebago 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 315.009 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.296 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.366 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Winnebago 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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