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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Darlington [Map], which is the Seat of Lafayette County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wayne to Darlington, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,231 miles [10,027.8 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 6,976 miles [11,226.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,865 miles [7,829.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wayne ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Wayne.

Within Wisconsin, there is just one other community named Wayne. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Wisconsin

Communities outside of Wisconsin


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Wayne, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wayne ...

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.

Argyle   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of Wayne   [Map]
Damascus (IL)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lena (IL)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Martintown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Orangeville (IL)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pitcherville (IL) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Oak (IL)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Rock   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunnyside (IL)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Sweet Home (IL) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [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 Wayne. 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.

Allen Ludden     (Born as Allen Packard Ellsworth)
  Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at an age of 63. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Mineral Point [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Wayne

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<7>

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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 starting from Wayne. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wayne) 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 Wayne. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Wayne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5489, Longitude: -89.9004     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayne 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 Wayne 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 315.956 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.16 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.517 degrees.

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<7>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wayne.