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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Yellow Lake to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Yellow Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Grantsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Burnett County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Yellow Lake to Grantsburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 246 miles [395.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 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 6,900 miles [11,104.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,811 miles [7,742.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Yellow Lake ...

While the name Yellow Lake is unique within Wisconsin, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Mississippi

Panola County

Our profile page for Yellow Lake, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the South

Curious and Interesting Names Near Yellow Lake ...

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.

Alpha   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest of Yellow Lake   [Map]
Clam Falls   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Cloverdale (MN)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Cozy Corner   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Frederic   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]
Indian Creek   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lewis   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Markville (MN)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Siren   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Trade Lake   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Burnett County: www.burnettcounty.com/gov/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yellow Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9366, Longitude: -92.3902     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yellow Lake 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 Yellow Lake 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 317.671 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.577 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.897 degrees.

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