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Welcome to Wayland ...

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. If you can help us with Wayland, please Contact Us.


Wayland would have been located within present day Providence County<2>.


The location of Wayland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While the community is gone, the present day location for Wayland is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Wayland was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wayland would have been located in the (401) area code.

Websites for Wayland ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

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, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Wayland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wayland.

  • Providence
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
  • Fall River
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,792 people
  • Warwick
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
  • Pawtucket
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
  • East Providence
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
    • East Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
  • Attleboro
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
    • Attleboro is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
  • Woonsocket
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
    • Woonsocket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
  • Cumberland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
  • Coventry
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
  • North Providence
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Providence
    • North Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wayland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wayland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wayland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wayland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wayland. See our Newspapers Page for Wayland.

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

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 the state's counties, including Providence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wayland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.









 

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