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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Oshkosh [Map], which is the Seat of Winnebago County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Winneconne to Oshkosh, 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 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving 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 6,112 miles [9,836.3 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 6,859 miles [11,038.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,751 miles [7,646 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winneconne ...

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.

Eureka   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Winneconne   [Map]
Harbor Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Shores   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Island Beach   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Island Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leonards Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shangri La Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Zion   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Winnebago County: www.co.winnebago.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 stretches from Winneconne. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winneconne) 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 Winneconne. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winneconne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winneconne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1119, Longitude: -88.7121     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winneconne 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 Winneconne 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 315.136 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.445 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.452 degrees.

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