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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Wolf River 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 community such as Wolf River 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 River to:

  • Antigo [Map], which is the Seat of Langlade County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wolf River to Antigo, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 741 miles [1,192.5 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 6,058 miles [9,749.4 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 6,806 miles [10,953.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,704 miles [7,570.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wolf River ...

Within Wisconsin, there is just one other community named Wolf River.

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

The official website for Langlade County: www.co.langlade.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 starting in Wolf River. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wolf River) 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 Wolf River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wolf River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wolf River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2450, Longitude: -88.7348     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wolf River 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 River 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 315.125 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.595 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.113 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wolf River.