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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Mauston [Map], which is the Seat of Juneau County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wonewoc to Mauston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 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 6,187 miles [9,957 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 6,935 miles [11,160.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,830 miles [7,773.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wonewoc ...

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.

Dilly   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West of Wonewoc   [Map]
Greenwood   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Henrietta (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hub City   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hustler   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Lemonweir   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lime Ridge   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Reedsburg   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rockbridge   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Union Center   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [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 Wonewoc. 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.

Belle Boyd
  Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at an age of 56. She was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Wisconsin Dells [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Wonewoc

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Juneau County: www.juneaucounty.com/

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 that begins in Wonewoc. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wonewoc) 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 Wonewoc. 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 Wonewoc

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wonewoc. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6530, Longitude: -90.2240     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wonewoc 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 Wonewoc 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 316.176 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.564 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.377 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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