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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Wade 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 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:

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wade to New Martinsville, 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 109 miles [175.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,009 miles [9,670.5 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 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,601 miles [7,404.6 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 858 miles [1,380.8 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 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the South

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wade, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 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 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Jackson County

Our profile page for Wade, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Southwest

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Wade, Sunflower County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 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 1,480 miles [2,381.8 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Wade, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Wade, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 37 miles [59.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Oklahoma

Bryan County

Our profile page for Wade, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wade   [Map]
Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 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 414 miles [666.3 km] to the 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.

Anthem   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Wade   [Map]
Dean   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Deep Valley (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Georgetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Howard (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hundred   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Knob Fork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Littleton   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Ned (PA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Rockport   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Uniontown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Wheat   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [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 Wade. 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.

Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Wade

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Wetzel County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 'point-to-point' distance from Wade. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 39.7079, Longitude: -80.5617     [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 309.968 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.925 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.939 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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<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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wade.



 
 
 

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