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

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

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

  • Hayward [Map], which is the Seat of Sawyer County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Yarnell to Hayward, 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 6 hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 208 miles [334.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,124 miles [9,855.6 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 6,877 miles [11,067.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,784 miles [7,699.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Yarnell ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Yarnell.

While the name Yarnell is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Yavapai County

Our profile page for Yarnell, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the West Southwest


Lincoln County

Our profile page for Yarnell, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the West Northwest


Lane County

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


Centre County

Our profile page for Yarnell, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Yarnell ...

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.

Birchwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Yarnell   [Map]
Chief Lake   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Edgewater   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Imalone   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Round Lake   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Madge   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Meteor   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Reserve   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Stone Lake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yarnell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7269, Longitude: -91.4193     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yarnell 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 Yarnell 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 316.987 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.773 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.422 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 Yarnell 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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