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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Wells to Juneau, 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 6 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 2,888 miles [4,647.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 113 days and walking would take 164 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,111 miles [9,834.7 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,841 miles [11,009.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,204 miles [8,375 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wells ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Wells.

While the name Wells is unique within Alaska, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Wells   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East Southeast

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wells, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,304 miles [5,317.3 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Murray County

Our profile page for Wells, Murray County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,848 miles [4,583.4 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Gallatin County

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

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Indiana

Miami County

Our profile page for Wells, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,475 miles [3,983.1 km] to the East

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Iowa

Madison County

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

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Kansas

Marshall County

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

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Wells, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,174 miles [3,498.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Martin County

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

Morgan County

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

Muhlenberg County

Our profile page for Wells, Muhlenberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,632 miles [4,235.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Maine

York County

Our profile page for Wells, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,888 miles [4,647.8 km] to the East

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Michigan

Allegan County

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

Antrim County

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

Arenac County

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

Delta County

Our profile page for Wells, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,191 miles [3,526.1 km] to the East

Tuscola County

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

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Minnesota

Faribault County

Our profile page for Wells, Faribault County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,059 miles [3,313.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Mississippi

Attala County

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

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Wells, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,783 miles [4,478.8 km] to the East Southeast

Rankin County

Our profile page for Wells, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,799 miles [4,504.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

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

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Wells, Elko County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,552 miles [2,497.7 km] to the Southeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Wells   [Map]
Distance: About 2,947 miles [4,742.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Wells, San Miguel County
Although located in San Miguel County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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New York

Chemung County

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

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Wells, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,755 miles [4,433.7 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Wells County

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

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Oregon

Benton County

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

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

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

Indiana County

Our profile page for Wells, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,714 miles [4,367.8 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Wells, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,065 miles [4,932.6 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Wells, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,644 miles [4,255.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Wells, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,692 miles [4,332.4 km] to the East Southeast

Lynn County

Our profile page for Wells, Lynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,391 miles [3,847.9 km] to the Southeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Wells, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,658 miles [2,668.3 km] to the Southeast

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Vermont

Rutland County

Our profile page for Wells, Rutland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,792 miles [4,493.3 km] to the East

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Virginia

Augusta County

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

Wise County

Our profile page for Wells, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,795 miles [4,498.1 km] to the East

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Washington

Lincoln County

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

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West Virginia

Marshall County

Our profile page for Wells, Marshall County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,717 miles [4,372.6 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Calumet County

Our profile page for Wells, Calumet County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.4158, Longitude: -135.9303     [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 Wells 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 352.496 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 356.00 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 336.219 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 Wells, 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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wells.



 
 
 

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