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Yorkville, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Yorkville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Yorkville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Racine [Map], which is the Seat of Racine County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Yorkville to Racine, 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,155 miles [9,905.5 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 6,896 miles [11,098 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,783 miles [7,697.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Yorkville ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Yorkville.

While the name Yorkville is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Mendocino County

Our profile page for Yorkville, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the West


Fremont County

Our profile page for Yorkville, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the West Southwest


Paulding County

Our profile page for Yorkville, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the South Southeast


Kendall County

Our profile page for Yorkville, Kendall County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Dearborn County

Our profile page for Yorkville, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Southeast

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Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Yorkville, Kalamazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the East

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New York

New York County

Our profile page for Yorkville, New York County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East

Oneida County

Our profile page for Yorkville, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East

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Belmont County

Our profile page for Yorkville, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Our profile page for Yorkville
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

York County

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

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Gibson County

Our profile page for Yorkville, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the South

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York County

Our profile page for Yorkville, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Wayne County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Yorkville ...

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.

Eagle Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Yorkville   [Map]
Franksville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hickory Haven   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kansasville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kneeland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Paris   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Raymond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosewood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Union Church   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Union Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Wind Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yorkville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7420, Longitude: -88.0268     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Yorkville 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 Yorkville 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 314.692 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.745 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.51 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Yorkville 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Yorkville.