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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Shawano [Map], which is the Seat of Shawano County, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Wittenberg to Shawano, 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 121 miles [194.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 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 6,093 miles [9,805.7 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 6,842 miles [11,011.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,738 miles [7,625.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wittenberg ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Wittenberg.

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


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Missouri

Perry County

Our profile page for Wittenberg, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the South

New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Wittenberg, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the East

Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Wittenberg, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East Southeast

South Dakota

Hutchinson County

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

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

The official website for Shawano County: www.co.shawano.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 starts in Wittenberg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wittenberg) 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 Wittenberg. 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 Wittenberg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wittenberg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8267, Longitude: -89.1662     [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 Wittenberg 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 315.433 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.884 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.474 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wittenberg.