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Zenda, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Elkhorn [Map], which is the Seat of Walworth County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Zenda to Elkhorn, 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 60 miles [96.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,182 miles [9,949 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 6,924 miles [11,143.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,811 miles [7,742.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Zenda ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Zenda.

While the name Zenda is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin


Bannock County

Our profile page for Zenda, Bannock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km] to the West


Kingman County

Our profile page for Zenda, Kingman County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the West Southwest


Douglas County

Our profile page for Zenda, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the South Southwest


Our profile page for Zenda   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East

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Rockingham County

Our profile page for Zenda, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Zenda ...

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.

Big Foot Prairie (IL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Zenda   [Map]
Greenwood (IL)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hartland (IL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Harvard (IL)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hebron (IL)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Inlet   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lake Lawn   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Powers Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Shady Side (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Slades Corners   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunrise Ridge (IL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wonder Lake (IL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zenda. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5120, Longitude: -88.4818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zenda 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 Zenda 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 314.999 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.063 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.808 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Zenda.