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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Balsam Lake [Map], which is the Seat of Polk County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wolf Creek to Balsam Lake, 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 237 miles [381.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,175 miles [9,937.7 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 6,930 miles [11,152.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,840 miles [7,789.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wolf Creek ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Wolf Creek.

While the name Wolf Creek is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the South Southeast

Arkansas

Pike County

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

Illinois

Williamson County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the South Southeast

Indiana

Marshall County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Marshall County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marshall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Southwest

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Kentucky

Meade County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Meade County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Southeast

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Southeast

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Oregon

Josephine County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Josephine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,523 miles [2,451 km] to the West

Lane County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the West

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South Dakota

Hutchinson County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Hutchinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Southeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, DeKalb County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in DeKalb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the South Southeast

Rhea County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Rhea County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Texas

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the South

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Summers County

Our profile page for Wolf Creek, Summers County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Summers County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wolf Creek ...

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.

Atlas   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Wolf Creek   [Map]
Branch (MN)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eureka Center   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Four Corners   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Luck   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Milltown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Pole Cat Crossing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Randall   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunrise (MN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Trade Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Trade River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.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' distance from Wolf Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wolf Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wolf Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5561, Longitude: -92.7227     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wolf Creek 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 Wolf Creek 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 317.91 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.798 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.187 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 Wolf Creek 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wolf Creek.



 
 
 

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