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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Wayne to Linden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,661 miles [10,719.8 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 7,367 miles [11,856 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,244 miles [8,439.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wayne ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Wayne.

While the name Wayne is unique within Alabama, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alberta

Our profile page for Wayne   [Map]
Distance: About 1,829 miles [2,943.5 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Wayne, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,427 miles [2,296.5 km] to the West

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Wayne, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Wayne, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

DuPage County

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

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Indiana

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Henry County

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

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Kansas

Republic County

Our profile page for Wayne, Republic County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northwest

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Wayne, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Wayne, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Wayne, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the Northwest

Jackson County

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

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Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Wayne, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,611 miles [2,592.7 km] to the Northwest

Chouteau County

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

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Nebraska

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the North Northwest

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New Jersey

Passaic County

Our profile page for Wayne, Passaic County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Wayne, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Wayne, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the North Northeast

Scioto County

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

Wayne County

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

Wood County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

McClain County

Our profile page for Wayne, McClain County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Wayne, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

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

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Wayne, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,092 miles [3,366.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Washington County

Our profile page for Wayne, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the North

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

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1057, Longitude: -87.8008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayne 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 Wayne 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 314.174 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.67 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.977 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 Wayne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wayne.



 
 
 

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