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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Wooddale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Wooddale to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Hayward [Map], which is the Seat of Sawyer County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Wooddale to Hayward, 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 206 miles [331.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,127 miles [9,860.5 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 6,881 miles [11,073.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,787 miles [7,703.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wooddale ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Wooddale.

While the name Wooddale is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Coffee County

Our profile page for Wooddale, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the South Southeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for Wooddale, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the South Southeast


New Castle County

Our profile page for Wooddale, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the East Southeast


Peoria County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Wooddale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Fayette County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Wooddale, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Knox County

Our profile page for Wooddale, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wooddale ...

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.

Birchwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Wooddale   [Map]
Edgewater   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Horseman   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Imalone   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Madge   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Meteor   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Reserve   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Stone Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Wooddale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wooddale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wooddale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6850, Longitude: -91.4610     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wooddale 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 Wooddale 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 317.017 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.801 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.457 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Wooddale 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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