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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Young America ...

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.

Aurora   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Young America   [Map]
Boltonville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Cedar Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cheeseville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Cranberry Marsh   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Decker Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Orchard Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Silver Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [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 Young America. 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.

Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Jr.
  Sportscaster. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 7, 1956

Milwaukee [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Young America
 
Alfred Lunt     (Alfred Davis Lunt, Jr.)
  Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday August 12, 1892 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday August 3, 1977 at an age of 85. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Young America

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred Lunt<8>
 
Spencer Tracy     (Spencer Bonaventure Tracy)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday April 5, 1900 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Saturday June 10, 1967 at an age of 67. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Young America

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Tracy
 
Gene Wilder     (Born as Jerome Silberman Wilder)
  Actor, screenwriter, director, author. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 11, 1933 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 29, 2016 at an age of 83.

Milwaukee [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Young America

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Wilder

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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' distance beginning in 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 (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 Young America 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>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 Young America.



 
 
 

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