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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Dodgeville [Map], which is the Seat of Iowa County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Wyoming to Dodgeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,210 miles [9,994 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 6,956 miles [11,194.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,848 miles [7,802.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wyoming ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Wyoming.

While the name Wyoming is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Stark County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South

Iowa

Jones County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southwest

Kansas

Marshall County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Bath County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Southeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the East

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the East

Keweenaw County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Keweenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Chisago County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Chisago County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Cass County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Cass County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Southwest

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Nebraska

Otoe County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Otoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the West Southwest

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New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the East

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New York

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the East

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wyoming   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the East

Philadelphia County

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

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Tucker County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Tucker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Southeast

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Wyoming, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wyoming ...

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.

Arena   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Wyoming   [Map]
Clyde   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Coon Rock   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Dodgeville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Gotham   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Helena   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lone Rock   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Plain   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Green   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Wyoming. 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.

Allen Ludden     (Born as Allen Packard Ellsworth)
  Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at an age of 63. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Mineral Point [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Wyoming

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<9>
 
Justin Mentell
  Actor, artist. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Thursday December 16, 1982 and died in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Monday February 1, 2010 at an age of 27. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Mineral Point [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Wyoming

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Mentell

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Iowa County: www.iowacounty.org/

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 from Wyoming. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wyoming) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wyoming. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1261, Longitude: -90.1118     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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 316.101 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.405 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.466 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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming, 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: findagrave.com.

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