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Town of Wolf River, Wisconsin
(Winnebago County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Wolf River 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 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:

  • Oshkosh [Map], which is the Seat of Winnebago County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wolf River to Oshkosh, 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 6 hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,111 miles [9,834.7 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 6,858 miles [11,036.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,751 miles [7,646 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.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wolf River ...

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.

Auroraville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest of Wolf River   [Map]
Brushville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Dale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fountain Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gills Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harbor Springs   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Shores   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Island Park   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Pine River   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Poy Sippi   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Banks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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The official website for Winnebago County: www.co.winnebago.wi.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wolf River. 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 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: 44.2155, Longitude: -88.8276     [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 315.213 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.547 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.481 degrees.

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