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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Wayland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wayland and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Wayland:
    • 48.468297, -94.320482
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Wayland
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Wayland ...

We found nineteen communities that share the name Wayland.

Within Minnesota, the name Wayland is unique.

Beyond Minnesota, we know of another nineteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nineteen communities, eighteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Lake County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Wayland [Lake County].
    • Idaho
      • Benewah County
      • This Wayland is located in Benewah County and lies 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km]<2> to the west of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benewah County community of Wayland.
    • Illinois
      • Schuyler County
      • This Wayland is located in Schuyler County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuyler County community of Wayland.
    • Iowa
      • Henry County
      • This Wayland is located in Henry County and lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Wayland.
    • Kansas
      • Stanton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Wayland [Stanton County].
    • Kentucky
      • Floyd County
      • This Wayland is located in Floyd County and lies 955 miles [1,536.9 km]<2> to the southeast of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Wayland.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Wayland is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Wayland.
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • This Wayland is located in Allegan County and lies 579 miles [931.8 km]<2> to the southeast of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegan County community of Wayland.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • This Wayland is located in Clark County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Wayland.
    • Nebraska
      • Polk County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Polk County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Wayland.
    • New York
      • Steuben County
      • This Wayland is located in Steuben County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Wayland.
    • Ohio
      • Portage County
      • This Wayland is located in Portage County and lies 820 miles [1,319.7 km]<2> to the southeast of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Wayland.
    • Ontario
      • This Wayland lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<2> to the east of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This Wayland is located in Umatilla County and lies 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km]<2> to the west of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Umatilla County community of Wayland.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Crawford County
      • This Wayland is located in Crawford County and lies 838 miles [1,348.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Wayland.
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Rhode Island community of Wayland [Providence County].
    • Texas
      • Stephens County
      • This Wayland is located in Stephens County and lies 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stephens County community of Wayland.
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Wayland is located in Chesterfield County and lies 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km]<2> to the southeast of the Wayland that is located in Koochiching County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Wayland.
      • Scott County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Wayland [Scott County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wayland ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Black Hawk
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hawk came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Hawk
  • Border
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Border
    • Border is located in Koochiching County
  • Carp
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carp have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carp
    • Carp is located in Lake of the Woods County
  • Central
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central is located in Koochiching County
  • Dearlock
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearlock came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearlock
  • Frontier
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frontier have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frontier
    • Frontier is located in Koochiching County
  • Gameland
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gameland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gameland
  • Gates Corner
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gates Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gates Corner
    • Gates Corner is located in Koochiching County
  • Rainy River
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Sturgeon River Landing
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgeon River Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon River Landing
    • Sturgeon River Landing is located in Koochiching County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Wayland and extending to:

  • International Falls, which is the Seat of Koochiching County, lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<2> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Wayland to International Falls, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 249 miles [400.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,074 miles [9,775.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,836 miles [11,001.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,767 miles [7,671.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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

The official website for Koochiching County: www.co.koochiching.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Wayland could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wayland) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4683, Longitude: -94.3205       In this case, the coordinates for Wayland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Wayland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>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 Wayland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.017 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.444 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.266 degrees.









 

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