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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Waukesha [Map], which is the Seat of Waukesha County, lies just to the East.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Wales to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,154 miles [9,903.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,898 miles [11,101.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,786 miles [7,702.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wales ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Wales.

While the name Wales is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alaska

Our profile page for Wales   [Map]
Distance: About 3,282 miles [5,281.9 km] to the North Northwest

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Wales, Arapahoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Iowa

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Wales, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the West Southwest

Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Wales, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the Southeast

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Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Wales, Androscoggin County   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Wales, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the East

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

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

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Minnesota

Lake County

Our profile page for Wales, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Vernon County

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

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New York

Erie County

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

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North Dakota

Burleigh County

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

Cavalier County

Our profile page for Wales, Cavalier County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Gallia County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wales   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Giles County

Our profile page for Wales, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the South

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Utah

Sanpete County

Our profile page for Wales, Sanpete County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the West

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

The official website for Waukesha County: www.waukeshacounty.gov/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wales. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wales

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wales. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0050, Longitude: -88.3779     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wales 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 Wales 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 314.925 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.048 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.611 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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 Wales, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wales.