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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Wabash.

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Wabash to:

  • Chehalis [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Wabash to Olympia, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,351 miles [3,783.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 134 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,838 miles [11,004.7 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,600 miles [12,231 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,725 miles [9,213.5 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wabash ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Wabash.

Within Washington, there is just one other community named Wabash. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Washington

Communities outside of Washington


Communities Outside of Washington

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Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Wabash, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the East Southeast

California

Sierra County

Our profile page for Wabash, Sierra County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Sierra County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Polk County

Our profile page for Wabash, Polk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wabash, Wayne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

White County

Our profile page for Wabash, White County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in White County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Wabash, Carroll County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Carroll County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wabash County

Our profile page for Wabash, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,876 miles [3,019.1 km] to the East

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Kansas

Gray County

Our profile page for Wabash, Gray County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Gray County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Hart County

Our profile page for Wabash, Hart County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for Wabash, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the East

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Ohio

Mercer County

Our profile page for Wabash, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,935 miles [3,114.1 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wabash   [Map]
Distance: About 2,004 miles [3,225.1 km] to the East

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Wabash, Allegheny County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Allegheny County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Quebec

Our profile page for Wabash   [Map]
Distance: About 2,154 miles [3,466.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Giles County

Our profile page for Wabash, Giles County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,233 miles [3,593.7 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Mineral County

Our profile page for Wabash, Mineral County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,236 miles [3,598.5 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wabash ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bordeaux (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest of Wabash   [Map]
Bunker   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Chain Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grand Mound   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Independence   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Littlerock   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Mays (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Maytown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Michigan Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Plumb   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lewis County: www.co.lewis.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Wabash. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wabash) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wabash. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7479, Longitude: -122.9346     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wabash have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Wabash to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 341.332 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.919 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.215 degrees.

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<7>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 Wabash, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Wabash 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.

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