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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:
    • 42.566023, -77.592462
    • 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 New York, the name Wayland is unique.

Beyond New York, 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 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Wayland that is located in Steuben 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 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<2> to the west of the Wayland that is located in Steuben 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 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<2> to the west of the Wayland that is located in Steuben 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 447 miles [719.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Wayland that is located in Steuben 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 317 miles [510.2 km]<2> to the east of the Wayland that is located in Steuben 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 408 miles [656.6 km]<2> to the west of the Wayland that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegan County community of Wayland.
    • Minnesota
      • Koochiching County
      • This Wayland is located in Koochiching County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Wayland that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Koochiching County community of Wayland.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • This Wayland is located in Clark County and lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<2> to the west of the Wayland that is located in Steuben 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.
    • Ohio
      • Portage County
      • This Wayland is located in Portage County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Wayland that is located in Steuben County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Wayland.
    • Ontario
      • This Wayland lies 482 miles [775.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Wayland that is located in Steuben County.
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This Wayland is located in Umatilla County and lies 2,018 miles [3,247.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Wayland that is located in Steuben 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 142 miles [228.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Wayland that is located in Steuben 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 1,344 miles [2,163 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Wayland that is located in Steuben 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 347 miles [558.4 km]<2> to the south of the Wayland that is located in Steuben 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.

  • Byersville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byersville
    • Byersville is located in Livingston County
  • Dansville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dansville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dansville
    • Dansville is located in Livingston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,334 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dansville <5>
  • Greenville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville is located in Steuben County
  • Hunt Hollow
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt Hollow
    • Hunt Hollow is located in Ontario County
  • Lent Hill
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lent Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lent Hill
    • Lent Hill is located in Steuben County
  • Libertypole
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libertypole have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertypole
    • Libertypole is located in Livingston County
  • Naples
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Patchinville
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patchinville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patchinville
    • Patchinville is located in Steuben County
  • Reed Corners
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Corners
    • Reed Corners is located in Livingston County
  • Rogersville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
    • Rogersville is located in Steuben County
  • Springwater
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)

How Far From Wayland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village 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:

  • Bath, which is the Seat of Steuben County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wayland to Bath, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 194 miles [312.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 254 miles [408.8 km] to the south (S). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,765 miles [9,277.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,361 miles [7,018.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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 Steuben County: www.steubencony.org/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 things 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: 42.5660, Longitude: -77.5925       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>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.946 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.076 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.481 degrees.









 

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