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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Kenosha [Map], which is the Seat of Kenosha County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Woodworth to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,163 miles [9,918.4 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 6,904 miles [11,110.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,790 miles [7,708.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Woodworth ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Woodworth.

While the name Woodworth is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Sonoma County

Our profile page for Woodworth, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,836 miles [2,954.8 km] to the West


Iroquois County

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


Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Woodworth, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the South Southwest


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

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Deer Lodge County

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

Missoula County

Our profile page for Woodworth, Missoula County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,272 miles [2,047.1 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Vance County

Our profile page for Woodworth, Vance County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Southeast

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North Dakota

Stutsman County

Our profile page for Woodworth, Stutsman County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northwest

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Mahoning County

Our profile page for Woodworth, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodworth ...

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.

Channel Lake (IL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Woodworth   [Map]
Fox River   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Corners (IL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Hickory Haven   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lake Catherine (IL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Liberty Corners   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Loon Lake (IL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Old Mill Creek (IL)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Paddock Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Paris   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pikeville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Prairie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Silver Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Union Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [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 Woodworth. 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.

Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski     (Reginald Lisowski)
  Professional wrestler. He was born in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 11, 1926 and died in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday October 22, 2005 at an age of 79. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Woodworth

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Woodworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski<8>
Fredric March
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Racine (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 31, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday April 14, 1975 at an age of 77.

Racine [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Woodworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fredric March
John Daniel Matuszak
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Oak Creek (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 25, 1950 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday June 17, 1989 at an age of 38. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Oak Creek [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Woodworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Daniel Matuszak
Orson Welles
  Actor, director, writer, producer. He was born in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Thursday May 6, 1915 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday October 10, 1985 at an age of 70.

Kenosha [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Woodworth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Orson Welles

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodworth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5581, Longitude: -88.0012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodworth 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 Woodworth 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 314.676 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.702 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.552 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 Woodworth 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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