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So far, we found very little information about Wayland. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Wayland to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Wayland - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Wayland, please Contact Us.

While we don't have the exact location of Wayland , we believe that it would have been located within present day Polk County<2>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Wayland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1873.

Time Zone: The area where Wayland was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wayland would have been located in the (402) & (531)<3> area codes.

Communities Also Named Wayland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 19 communities that are also named Wayland - they are located in Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wayland.

Adding Wayland to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Wayland was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<4>

From that list, the Wayland post office opened in 1873.

We also found Wayland on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wayland.

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<4>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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