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Introduction ...

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

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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:

  • West Bend [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wayne to West Bend, 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 61 miles [98.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, 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 6,128 miles [9,862.1 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 6,872 miles [11,059.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,762 miles [7,663.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wayne ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Wayne.

While the name Wayne is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Marengo County

Our profile page for Wayne, Marengo County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the South

Alberta

Our profile page for Wayne   [Map]
Distance: About 1,251 miles [2,013.3 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Wayne, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,463 miles [2,354.5 km] to the West Southwest

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Wayne, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the West

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Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Wayne, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Wayne, DuPage County   [Map]
Distance: About 108 miles [173.8 km] to the South

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Indiana

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Southeast

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Iowa

Henry County

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

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Kansas

Republic County

Our profile page for Wayne, Republic County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Wayne, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the East

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Wayne, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Wayne, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the Southwest

Jackson County

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

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Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Wayne, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the West Northwest

Chouteau County

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

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Nebraska

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Passaic County

Our profile page for Wayne, Passaic County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the East

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New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Wayne, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the East

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Wayne, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the East Southeast

Scioto County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, 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.

Wood County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Oklahoma

McClain County

Our profile page for Wayne, McClain County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Wayne, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

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

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Wayne, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,648 miles [2,652.2 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Southeast

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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.

Aurora   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Wayne   [Map]
Boltonville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Cedar Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Cheeseville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Cranberry Marsh   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Dundee   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Eden   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Farmersville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Herman Center   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
LeRoy   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Mayville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Orchard Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Young America   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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About Washington County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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 starting in 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5142, Longitude: -88.3215     [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 314.88 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.07 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.43 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 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 Wayne 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 Wayne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wayne.