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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wallace to Brewton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,679 miles [10,748.8 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 7,380 miles [11,877 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,259 miles [8,463.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wallace ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Wallace.

While the name Wallace is unique within Alabama, we know of another 47 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Wallace, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the West Northwest

Little River County

Our profile page for Wallace, Little River County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Wallace, Calaveras County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wallace, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the Southeast

Santa Rosa County

Our profile page for Wallace, Santa Rosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 36 miles [57.9 km] to the South

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Wallace, DeKalb County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the Northeast

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Wallace, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Wallace, Shoshone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,882 miles [3,028.8 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

DeKalb County

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

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Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Wallace, Fountain County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Wallace, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Wallace County

Our profile page for Wallace, Wallace County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Woodford County

Our profile page for Wallace, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Wallace, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the West

Saint John the Baptist Parish

Our profile page for Wallace, Saint John the Baptist Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Wallace
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Alcona County

Our profile page for Wallace, Alcona County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the North

Huron County

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

Menominee County

Our profile page for Wallace, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Dakota County

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

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Mississippi

Panola County

Our profile page for Wallace, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Wallace, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Missoula County

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

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Wallace, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Wallace, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,611 miles [2,592.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

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

San Juan County

Our profile page for Wallace, San Juan County
This community is historic.
Although located in San Juan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Wallace, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Duplin County

Our profile page for Wallace, Duplin County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Ward County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Wallace   [Map]
Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Wallace, Belmont County
This community is historic.
Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wallace   [Map]
Distance: About 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Wallace, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,136 miles [3,437.6 km] to the Northwest

Lane County

Our profile page for Wallace, Lane County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Wallace, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the North Northeast

Chester County

Our profile page for Wallace, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the Northeast

Northumberland County

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

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South Carolina

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Wallace, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Codington County

Our profile page for Wallace, Codington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,106 miles [1,779.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Wallace, Van Zandt County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Wallace, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Wallace, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Snohomish County

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

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Wallace, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the North Northeast

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Wallace, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Sawyer County

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

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wallace. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2096, Longitude: -87.2183     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wallace 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 Wallace 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 313.754 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.06 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.92 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 Wallace, 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 Wallace.



 
 
 

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