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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Wales to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 68 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 47 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,834 miles [6,170.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 150 days and walking would take 218 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,589 miles [8,994.6 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,242 miles [10,045.5 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,005 miles [8,054.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Communities Also Named Wales ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Wales.

While the name Wales is unique within Alaska, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Colorado

Arapahoe County

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

Iowa

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Wales, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,195 miles [5,141.9 km] to the East

Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Wales, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,774 miles [6,073.7 km] to the East Northeast

Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Wales, Androscoggin County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,702 miles [5,957.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Wales, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,772 miles [6,070.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Wales, 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 .

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Minnesota

Lake County

Our profile page for Wales, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,948 miles [4,744.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Vernon County

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

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New York

Erie County

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

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North Dakota

Burleigh County

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

Cavalier County

Our profile page for Wales, Cavalier County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,666 miles [4,290.5 km] to the East

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Ohio

Gallia County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wales   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 3,528 miles [5,677.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Giles County

Our profile page for Wales, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,774 miles [6,073.7 km] to the East

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Utah

Sanpete County

Our profile page for Wales, Sanpete County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,827 miles [4,549.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Wales, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,282 miles [5,281.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Wales. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wales) 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 Wales. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wales

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wales. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.6071, Longitude: -168.0886     [Map].

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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 Wales 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 19.927 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 25.838 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 0.423 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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<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 Wales, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wales.



 
 
 

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