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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Oshkosh [Map], which is the Seat of Winnebago County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Zion to Madison, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,116 miles [9,842.7 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 6,862 miles [11,043.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,754 miles [7,650.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Zion ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Zion.

While the name Zion is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 33 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Zion, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the South

Pickens County

Our profile page for Zion, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the South

Arkansas

Izard County

Our profile page for Zion, Izard County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the South Southwest

Florida

Dade County

Our profile page for Zion, Dade County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Dade County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Appling County

Our profile page for Zion, Appling County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Carroll County

Our profile page for Zion, Carroll County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Carroll County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lake County

Our profile page for Zion, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Iowa

Adair County

Our profile page for Zion, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Kentucky

Grant County

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

Greenup County

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

Henderson County

Our profile page for Zion, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the South

Todd County

Our profile page for Zion, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the South

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Louisiana

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Zion, Grant Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Zion, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

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

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Zion, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the South

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Missouri

Madison County

Our profile page for Zion, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the South Southwest

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New Jersey

Somerset County

Our profile page for Zion, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the East Southeast

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Zion, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Southeast

Iredell County

Our profile page for Zion, Iredell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Southeast

Yadkin County

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

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North Dakota

Cass County

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

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Oklahoma

Adair County

Our profile page for Zion, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the South Southwest

Kingfisher County

Our profile page for Zion, Kingfisher County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Zion
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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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Zion, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the East Southeast

Franklin County

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

Luzerne County

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

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South Carolina

Marion County

Our profile page for Zion, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the Southeast

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Tennessee

Maury County

Our profile page for Zion, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the South

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Zion, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the West

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Virginia

Louisa County

Our profile page for Zion, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Southeast

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Zion, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Zion ...

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.

Black Wolf   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Zion   [Map]
Eureka   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Harbor Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Island Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Leonards Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockaway Beach   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shangri La Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stony Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunset Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9969, Longitude: -88.6621     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zion 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 Zion 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 315.104 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.392 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.461 degrees.

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<7>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 Zion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Zion 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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