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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Baraboo [Map], which is the Seat of Sauk County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Witwen 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 four to five hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,194 miles [9,968.3 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 6,940 miles [11,168.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,833 miles [7,778 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Witwen ...

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.

Arena   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Witwen   [Map]
Black Earth   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Black Hawk   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Coon Rock   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Helena   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Moon Valley   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Plain   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Green   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Witwen. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Eugene Matthew Brabender
  Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at an age of 55. He was buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Witwen

Madison [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Witwen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<7>
 
Kenneth Sydney Davis
  Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at an age of 86.

Madison [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Witwen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis
 
Chris Farley     (Christopher Crosby Farley)
  Actor, comedian. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at an age of 33. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Witwen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Farley
 
William Conrad Styles Severson
  Sculptor. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday November 22, 1924 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Wednesday January 6, 1999 at an age of 74. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Witwen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Conrad Styles Severson

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Sauk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sauk County: www.co.sauk.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 begins in Witwen. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Witwen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Witwen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2853, Longitude: -89.8873     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Witwen 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 Witwen 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 315.947 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.252 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.306 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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