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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Summersville [Map], which is the Seat of Nicholas County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Wade to Summersville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 45 miles [72.4 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 most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 205 miles [329.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,071 miles [9,770.3 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 6,784 miles [10,917.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,660 miles [7,499.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wade ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Wade.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Wade. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 18 communities in the United States and Canada - with 18 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Sevier County

Our profile page for Wade, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the West Southwest

California

Kern County

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

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Wade, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the South

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wade, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the South

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Kansas

Leavenworth County

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

Miami County

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

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Wade, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Jackson County

Our profile page for Wade, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Southwest

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Wade, Sunflower County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

McDonald County

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

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Montana

Carbon County

Our profile page for Wade, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Wade, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Wade, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 65 miles [104.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Bryan County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wade   [Map]
Distance: About 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

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

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Wade, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Guadalupe County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wade ...

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.

Birch River   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Wade   [Map]
Duck   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Frame Knob (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Frametown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Groves   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Ira   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Birch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadville (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Middle Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Shadyside   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Strange Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Tesla   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twistville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wade. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5379, Longitude: -80.8207     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wade 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 Wade 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 310.165 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.975 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.452 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 Wade 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 Wade, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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