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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Phillips [Map], which is the Seat of Price County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Worcester to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,087 miles [9,796.1 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 6,839 miles [11,006.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,743 miles [7,633.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Worcester ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Worcester.

While the name Worcester is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Worcester, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the East


Washington County

Our profile page for Worcester, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Worcester ...

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.

Butternut   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest of Worcester   [Map]
Cranberry Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Dover   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kaiser (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kennedy   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lake   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Falls   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Petes Landing   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spirit   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tripoli   -   19 miles [30.6 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 Worcester. 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.

Dennis Morgan
  Singer. He was born in Prentice (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 20, 1908 and died in Fresno (California) on Wednesday September 7, 1994 at an age of 85. He was buried at Oakhill Cemetery (Madera County, California) [Map].

Prentice [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Worcester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Morgan<7>
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Worcester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene 'Gene' Ronzani

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Worcester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7341, Longitude: -90.3182     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Worcester 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 Worcester 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 316.214 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.897 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.818 degrees.

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<7>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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