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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:
    • 37.539036, -77.576099
    • 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.

There is one other community in Virginia which is also named Wayland.

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

  • Communities Located In Virginia ...
    • 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].
  • 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 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 728 miles [1,171.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 791 miles [1,273 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 286 miles [460.3 km]<2> to the west of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 467 miles [751.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 553 miles [890 km]<2> to the northwest of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 776 miles [1,248.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 347 miles [558.4 km]<2> to the north of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 311 miles [500.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Wayland.
    • Ontario
      • This Wayland lies 789 miles [1,269.8 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield County.
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This Wayland is located in Umatilla County and lies 2,164 miles [3,482.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 311 miles [500.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield 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 1,245 miles [2,003.6 km]<2> to the west of the Wayland that is located in Chesterfield County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stephens County community of Wayland.

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.

  • Cherokee Hills
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Hills
    • Cherokee Hills is located in Richmond County
  • Grand Summit
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Summit
    • Grand Summit is located in Chesterfield County
  • Granite
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite
    • Granite is located in Richmond City
  • Gravel Hill
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
    • Gravel Hill is located in Richmond City
  • Hobby Hill Farms
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobby Hill Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobby Hill Farms
    • Hobby Hill Farms is located in Richmond County
  • Holiday Hills
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Hills
    • Holiday Hills is located in Chesterfield County
  • Lorraine
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
    • Lorraine is located in Henrico County
  • Mooreland
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooreland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreland
    • Mooreland is located in Henrico County
  • Old Gun
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Gun have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Gun
    • Old Gun is located in Chesterfield County
  • Spring Grove
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
    • Spring Grove is located in Chesterfield County
  • Willow Oaks
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Oaks
    • Willow Oaks is located in Richmond City
  • Wiseville ‑ Historic
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiseville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiseville
    • Wiseville is located in Chesterfield County
  • Ziontown
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ziontown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ziontown
    • Ziontown is located in Henrico County

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 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:

  • Chesterfield, which is the Seat of Chesterfield County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wayland to Chesterfield, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies just to the east (E).
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 98 miles [157.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,978 miles [9,620.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,679 miles [10,748.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,557 miles [7,333.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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 Chesterfield County: www.co.chesterfield.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 37.5390, Longitude: -77.5761       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 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.
<6>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.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.28 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.675 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.445 degrees.









 

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