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Winter, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Winter to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Winter to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Hayward [Map], which is the Seat of Sawyer County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Winter to Hayward, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 205 miles [329.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,106 miles [9,826.7 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 4,765 miles [7,668.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Winter ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Winter.

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

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Lake County

Our profile page for Winter, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the North


Our profile page for Winter   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the Northwest

West Virginia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Winter, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winter ...

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.

Chief Lake   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest of Winter   [Map]
Edgewater   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Glen Flora   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]
Hay Stack Corner   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Imalone   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kaiser (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Kennedy   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]
Lake   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Little Round Lake   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meteor   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Reserve   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Winter. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winter) 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 Winter. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8216, Longitude: -91.0115     [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 Winter 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 316.698 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.459 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.171 degrees.

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