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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Waverly to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Waverly to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Ellsworth [Map], which is the Seat of Pierce County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Waverly to Ellsworth, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 182 miles [292.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 [Map]) is 878 miles [1,413 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,202 miles [9,981.2 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 6,955 miles [11,193 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,859 miles [7,819.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waverly ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Waverly.

While the name Waverly is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 47 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Lee County

Our profile page for Waverly, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the South Southeast

Arkansas

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Waverly, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the South

California

San Joaquin County

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

Colorado

Alamosa County

Our profile page for Waverly, Alamosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the West Southwest

Larimer County

Our profile page for Waverly, Larimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Waverly, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km] to the South Southeast

Polk County

Our profile page for Waverly, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,296 miles [2,085.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Waverly, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the Southeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Waverly, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Morgan County

Our profile page for Waverly, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Indiana

Cass County

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Waverly, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the Southeast

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Iowa

Bremer County

Our profile page for Waverly, Bremer County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the South

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Kansas

Coffey County

Our profile page for Waverly, Coffey County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the South Southwest

Riley County

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

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Kentucky

Union County

Our profile page for Waverly, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Louisiana

Madison Parish

Our profile page for Waverly, Madison Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the South

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Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Waverly, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the East Southeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Waverly, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Michigan

Eaton County

Our profile page for Waverly, Eaton County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East Southeast

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Waverly, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Minnesota

Wright County

Our profile page for Waverly, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for Waverly, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the South Southeast

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Missouri

Henry County

Our profile page for Waverly, Henry County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Henry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Waverly, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the South

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Nebraska

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Waverly, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the Southwest

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New Jersey

Essex County

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

Hudson County

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

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New York

Suffolk County

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

Tioga County

Our profile page for Waverly, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the East

Westchester County

Our profile page for Waverly, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Waverly, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Pike County

Our profile page for Waverly, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Waverly, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Waverly, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the Southeast

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South Dakota

Codington County

Our profile page for Waverly, Codington County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the West

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Tennessee

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Waverly, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Texas

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Waverly, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the South

Walker County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Waverly, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the West

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Waverly, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the East Southeast

Caroline County

Our profile page for Waverly, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the East Southeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Waverly, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the Southeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Waverly, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Waverly, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Waverly, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Waverly ...

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.

Centerville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest of Waverly   [Map]
Comfort   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Hatchville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maiden Rock   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Plum City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Porcupine   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rock Elm   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Snows Corner   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Viking   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wildwood   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Waverly. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Boyceville (Wisconsin) on Friday February 25, 1921 and died in Stevensville (Michigan) on Tueday October 8, 2013 at an age of 92. He was buried at St. Luke Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Boyceville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Waverly

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew 'Handy Andy' Pafko<9>

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wi.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waverly. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7286, Longitude: -92.2569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waverly 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 Waverly 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 317.585 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.316 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.16 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 (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 Waverly 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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<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 Waverly, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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