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York Center, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Dane County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from York Center to Madison, 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,168 miles [9,926.4 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 6,912 miles [11,123.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,803 miles [7,729.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named York Center ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name York Center.

While the name York Center is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


DuPage County

Our profile page for York Center, DuPage County   [Map]
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the South Southeast


Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for York Center, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the West Southwest


Bourbon County

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


York County

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

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Livingston County

Our profile page for York Center, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the East

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Fulton County

Our profile page for York Center, Fulton County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Fulton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Union County

Our profile page for York Center, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near York Center ...

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.

Columbus   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of York Center   [Map]
Cottage Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Danville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Deansville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Fall River   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Marshall   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Pebble Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Pierceville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Raintree   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Seminary Springs   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunburst   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Token Creek   -   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 York Center. 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.

Kenneth Sydney Davis
  Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at an age of 86.

Madison [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of York Center

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis<9>
Chris Farley     (Christopher Crosby Farley)
  Actor, comedian. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at an age of 33. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of York Center

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Farley

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in York Center. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2392, Longitude: -89.0704     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for York Center 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 York Center 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 315.391 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.612 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.897 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 York Center 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 York Center, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for York Center.


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