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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Rhinelander [Map], which is the Seat of Oneida County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Woodruff to Rhinelander, 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 195 miles [313.8 km] to the South (S). 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 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,058 miles [9,749.4 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 6,810 miles [10,959.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,712 miles [7,583.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodruff ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Woodruff.

While the name Woodruff is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Calhoun County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the South Southeast

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Apache County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Apache County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Navajo County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,311 miles [2,109.8 km] to the West Southwest

Colorado

Fremont County

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

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Florida

Gadsden County

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

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Idaho

Oneida County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km] to the West

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Illinois

Cook County

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

McLean County

Our profile page for Woodruff, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the South

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Indiana

LaGrange County

Our profile page for Woodruff, LaGrange County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Southeast

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Kansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Platte County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the South Southwest

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New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the East Southeast

Ocean County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the East Southeast

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North Dakota

Richland County

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

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Pennsylvania

Greene County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Southeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Utah

Rich County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Rich County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the West

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Vermont

Windham County

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

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Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,519 miles [2,444.6 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Marshall County

Our profile page for Woodruff, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodruff ...

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.

Boulder Junction   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North of Woodruff   [Map]
Clearwater Lake   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Crescent Corner   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Eagle River   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Goodnow   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake Tomahawk   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rhinelander   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sugar Camp   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunflower   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [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 Woodruff. 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.

Eugene 'Gene' Ronzani
  Professional football. He was born in Iron Mountain (Michigan) on Sunday March 28, 1909 and died in Lac du Flambeau (Wisconsin) on Friday September 12, 1975 at an age of 66.

Lac du Flambeau [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Woodruff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene 'Gene' Ronzani<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oneida County: www.co.oneida.wi.gov/

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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Woodruff. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodruff) 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 Woodruff. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woodruff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodruff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8966, Longitude: -89.6978     [Map].

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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 Woodruff 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 315.776 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.424 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.429 degrees.

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<7>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 Woodruff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Woodruff 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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<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 Woodruff.



 
 
 

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