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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Keshena [Map], which is the Seat of Menominee County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Zoar to Keshena, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,074 miles [9,775.2 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 6,823 miles [10,980.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,720 miles [7,596.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Zoar ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Zoar.

While the name Zoar is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Coffee County

Our profile page for Zoar, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the South


Fairfield County

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


Sussex County

Our profile page for Zoar, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the East Southeast


Bulloch County

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

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Dubois County

Our profile page for Zoar, Dubois County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Zoar, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Zoar, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the East

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Zoar, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Zoar, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East Southeast

Jefferson County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Zoar   [Map]
Distance: About 1,415 miles [2,277.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Union County

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

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Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Zoar, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Southeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Zoar, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Zoar, Chesterfield County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Zoar ...

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.

Deerbrook   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest of Zoar   [Map]
Elton   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Five Corners   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Four Corners   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Legend Lake   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Polar   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red River   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sherry Junction   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [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 starting in Zoar. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Zoar) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Zoar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Zoar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zoar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0150, Longitude: -88.8990     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zoar 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 Zoar 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 315.245 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.697 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.273 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Zoar 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>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 Zoar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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