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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From York 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 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:

  • Black River Falls [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from York to Black River Falls, 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 five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,179 miles [9,944.1 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 6,930 miles [11,152.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,830 miles [7,773.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named York ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name York.

While the name York is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Sumter County

Our profile page for York, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the South

Alaska

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 3,112 miles [5,008.3 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Greenlee County

Our profile page for York, Greenlee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,253 miles [2,016.5 km] to the West Southwest

California

Los Angeles County

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

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Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for York, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Houston County

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

Rabun County

Our profile page for York, Rabun County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Idaho County

Our profile page for York, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for York, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Indiana

Noble County

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

Steuben County

Our profile page for York, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Iowa

Delaware County

Our profile page for York, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the South

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Kansas

Ottawa County

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

Sedgwick County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for York, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Southeast

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Maine

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for York, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the East Southeast

Washtenaw County

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

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for York, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the Southwest

Lake County

Our profile page for York, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the North

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Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for York, Atchison County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the Southwest

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for York, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the West Northwest

Meagher County

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

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Nebraska

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the Southwest

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New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for York, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East

Wayne County

Our profile page for York, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Warren County

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

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North Dakota

Benson County

Our profile page for York, Benson County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for York, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Southeast

Sandusky County

Our profile page for York, Sandusky County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East Southeast

Trumbull County

Our profile page for York, Trumbull County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the East Southeast

Union County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 1,357 miles [2,183.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for York   [Map]
Distance: About 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for York, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Southeast

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Utah

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

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for York, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,491 miles [2,399.5 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for York, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the Southeast

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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.

Blair   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South of York   [Map]
Coral City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Disco   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elk Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Hay Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Independence   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pigeon Falls   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasantville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Price   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for York: www.townofyork.org/

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.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 that starts in York. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from York

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in York. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.4500, Longitude: -91.1452     [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 316.809 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.395 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.64 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 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for York.



 
 
 

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