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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Darlington [Map], which is the Seat of Lafayette County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Yellowstone to Darlington, 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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 726 miles [1,168.4 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 6,221 miles [10,011.7 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 6,966 miles [11,210.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,857 miles [7,816.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Yellowstone ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Yellowstone.

While the name Yellowstone is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Our profile page for Yellowstone   [Map]
Distance: About 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km] to the Northwest


Monroe County

Our profile page for Yellowstone, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Southeast


Roanoke City

Our profile page for Yellowstone, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Yellowstone ...

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.

Argyle   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of Yellowstone   [Map]
Forward   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hollandale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Jonesdale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Mineral Point   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Moscow   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Postville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Rock   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Slateford   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [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 Yellowstone. 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Yellowstone

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<7>
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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Yellowstone

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Mentell

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yellowstone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7983, Longitude: -89.9704     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yellowstone 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 Yellowstone 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 316.004 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.25 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.484 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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