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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Lancaster [Map], which is the Seat of Grant County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Woodman to Lancaster, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,235 miles [10,034.3 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 6,983 miles [11,238 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,877 miles [7,848.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodman ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Woodman.

While the name Woodman is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Mendocino County

Our profile page for Woodman, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km] to the West


Pike County

Our profile page for Woodman, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the Southeast


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


Tuscola County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Woodman   [Map]
Distance: About 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km] to the East Northeast

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Woodman, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Woodman, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodman ...

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.

Bell Center   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North of Woodman   [Map]
Easter Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harmony Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hickory Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Homer   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Plugtown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Sand Prairie   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shady Dell   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [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 Woodman. 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.

Clifford Donald Simak
  Author. He was born in Millville (Wisconsin) on Wednesday August 3, 1904 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Monday April 25, 1988 at an age of 83. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Millville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Woodman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Donald Simak<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Woodman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Woodman) 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 Woodman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woodman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0908, Longitude: -90.7982     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodman 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 Woodman 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 316.571 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.936 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.831 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Woodman 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>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:

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