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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Young America 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 Young America to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • West Bend [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the South.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Young America to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 658 miles [1,058.9 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 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,126 miles [9,858.8 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 6,870 miles [11,056.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,759 miles [7,658.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Young America ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Young America.

While the name Young America is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

Alabama

Houston County

Our profile page for Young America, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the South

Indiana

Cass County

Our profile page for Young America, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the South Southeast

Kansas

Osage County

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

Minnesota

Carver County

Our profile page for Young America, Carver County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Young America. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Young America) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Young America. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4517, Longitude: -88.1859     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Young America 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 Young America 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 314.789 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.958 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.379 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Young America.