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The location of Town of York

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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:

  • Monroe [Map], which is the Seat of Green County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from York to Monroe, 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 717 miles [1,153.9 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 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,214 miles [10,000.5 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 6,959 miles [11,199.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,849 miles [7,803.7 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 131 miles [210.8 km] to the North Northwest

Dane County

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


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for York, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 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.

Argyle   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of York   [Map]
Blue Mounds   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Forward   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hollandale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jonesdale   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Norway   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Moscow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Horeb   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Postville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Schultz   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Yellowstone   -   9 miles [14.5 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.

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of York

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis<7>
 
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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of York

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Farley
 
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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of York

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden

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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 Green County: www.co.green.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 beginning in 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: 42.8117, Longitude: -89.7771     [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 315.873 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.102 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.381 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for York.



 
 
 

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