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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Darlington [Map], which is the Seat of Lafayette County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Woodford to Darlington, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 38 miles [61.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 718 miles [1,155.5 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 6,225 miles [10,018.2 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 6,970 miles [11,217.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,860 miles [7,821.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodford ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Woodford.

While the name Woodford is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Shelby County

Our profile page for Woodford, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the South Southeast

Sumter County

Our profile page for Woodford, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the South

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Woodford, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km] to the West

Illinois

Woodford County

Our profile page for Woodford, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Maryland

Howard County

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

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Woodford, Clay County
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Woodford, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Southeast

Randolph County

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

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Ohio

Hamilton County

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

Huron County

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

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Oklahoma

Carter County

Our profile page for Woodford, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Woodford   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Woodford, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the Southeast

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Woodford, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the South Southeast

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Vermont

Bennington County

Our profile page for Woodford, Bennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the East

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Virginia

Caroline County

Our profile page for Woodford, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodford ...

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.

Argyle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Woodford   [Map]
Hollandale   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Martintown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Moscow   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Orangeville (IL)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Postville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Rock   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Schultz   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Sweet Home (IL) (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Yellowstone   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [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 Woodford. 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.

Allen Ludden     (Born as Allen Packard Ellsworth)
  Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at an age of 63. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Mineral Point [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Woodford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<9>

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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 Woodford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6486, Longitude: -89.8626     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodford 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 Woodford 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 315.931 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.145 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.47 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 Woodford 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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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Woodford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodford.



 
 
 

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