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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 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 Northwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 179 miles [288.1 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 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 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 6,093 miles [9,805.7 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 6,844 miles [11,014.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,747 miles [7,639.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Worcester ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Worcester.

While the name Worcester is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Elkhart County

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


Worcester County

Our profile page for Worcester, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the East


Newaygo County

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


Audrain County

Our profile page for Worcester, Audrain County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the South

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Otsego County

Our profile page for Worcester, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the East

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Worcester, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Our profile page for Worcester   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington County

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

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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.

Cranberry Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Worcester   [Map]
Dover   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kaiser (Historic)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Falls   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]
Queenstown   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rib Lake   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Spirit   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spirit Falls   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tripoli   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Worcester

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Morgan<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Worcester. 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' distance that stretches from Worcester. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Worcester) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Worcester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6036, Longitude: -90.2921     [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 316.198 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.861 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.843 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Worcester 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 Worcester, 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:

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