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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Wayside to ...

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

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

  • Green Bay [Map], which is the Seat of Brown County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Wayside to Green Bay, 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 five to six hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,079 miles [9,783.2 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 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,715 miles [7,588.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wayside ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Wayside.

While the name Wayside is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Wayside, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the South

Fayette County

Our profile page for Wayside, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the South

Arkansas

Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Wayside, Hot Spring County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the South Southwest

Georgia

Jones County

Our profile page for Wayside, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Kansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Wayside, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Southwest

Rice County

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

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Kentucky

Anderson County

Our profile page for Wayside, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the South Southeast

Spencer County

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

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Louisiana

West Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Wayside, West Feliciana Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Maryland

Charles County

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

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Wayside, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Wayside, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Nebraska

Dawes County

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

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Wayside, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the East Southeast

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North Carolina

Hoke County

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

Swain County

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

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Oklahoma

Washington County

Our profile page for Wayside, Washington County
This community is historic.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

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

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

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

Warren County

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

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Texas

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Wayside, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the Southwest

Lynn County

Our profile page for Wayside, Lynn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the Southwest

Roberts County

Our profile page for Wayside, Roberts County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Charles City County

Our profile page for Wayside, Charles City County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the Southeast

Pittsylvania County

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

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Washington

Spokane County

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

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West Virginia

Monroe County

Our profile page for Wayside, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wayside ...

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.

Denmark   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Wayside   [Map]
Forest Junction   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Greenleaf   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holland   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Lark   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Maple Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Potter   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Reedsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

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Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Brown County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brown County: www.co.brown.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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Wayside. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wayside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2553, Longitude: -87.9526     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayside 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 Wayside 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 314.615 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.874 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.011 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 Wayside, 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 Wayside 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wayside.