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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From York 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 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 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 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 6,167 miles [9,924.8 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 ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name York.

Within Wisconsin, there are 2 communities which are also named York. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 3 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Wisconsin

Communities outside of Wisconsin


Other Communities Located In Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for York, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Northwest

Green County

Our profile page for York, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 46 miles [74 km] to the Southwest


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for York, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near York ...

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   [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 Southwest   [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   -   12 miles [19.3 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. 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.

Eugene Matthew Brabender
  Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at an age of 55. He was buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

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

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

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<7>
 
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

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis
 
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

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Farley

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for York. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of York

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in York. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2397, Longitude: -89.0668     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for York 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 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 315.389 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.61 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.895 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: findagrave.com.

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