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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Wayside to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Wayside to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Fayette [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wayside to Fayette, 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 141 miles [226.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,579 miles [10,587.9 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 7,292 miles [11,735.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wayside ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Wayside.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Wayside. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 LouisianaNew JerseyTexas 

Arkansas

Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Wayside, Hot Spring County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West

Georgia

Jones County

Our profile page for Wayside, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East Southeast

Kansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Wayside, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the West Northwest

Rice County

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

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Kentucky

Anderson County

Our profile page for Wayside, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the North Northeast

Spencer County

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

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Louisiana

West Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Wayside, West Feliciana Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Charles County

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

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Wayside, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Wayside, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Dawes County

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

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Wayside, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Hoke County

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

Swain County

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

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Oklahoma

Washington County

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

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Ontario

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

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

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

Warren County

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

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Texas

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Wayside, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the West

Lynn County

Our profile page for Wayside, Lynn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the West

Roberts County

Our profile page for Wayside, Roberts County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Charles City County

Our profile page for Wayside, Charles City County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the East Northeast

Pittsylvania County

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

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Washington

Spokane County

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

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West Virginia

Monroe County

Our profile page for Wayside, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Brown County

Our profile page for Wayside, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the North

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wayside. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Wayside. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wayside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8782, Longitude: -87.8914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayside 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 Wayside 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 314.36 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.127 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.664 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 Wayside, 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 Wayside.



 
 
 

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