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The location of Wallace









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wallace to Clarksburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 188 miles [302.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,019 miles [9,686.6 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 6,734 miles [10,837.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,610 miles [7,419.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wallace ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Wallace.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Wallace. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 46 communities in the United States and Canada - with 44 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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Alabama

Escambia County

Our profile page for Wallace, Escambia County   [Map]

Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Southwest.

Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Wallace, Ashley County   [Map]

Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Little River County

Our profile page for Wallace, Little River County   [Map]

Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the West Southwest.

California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Wallace, Calaveras County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,161 miles [3,477.8 km] to the West.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wallace, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the South.

Santa Rosa County

Our profile page for Wallace, Santa Rosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Southwest.

Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Wallace, DeKalb County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Wallace, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Wallace, Shoshone County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,843 miles [2,966 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Wallace, DeKalb County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in DeKalb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Wallace, Fountain County   [Map]

Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the West.

Iowa

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Wallace, Dickinson County   [Map]

Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Kansas

Wallace County

Our profile page for Wallace, Wallace County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km] to the West.

Kentucky

Woodford County

Our profile page for Wallace, Woodford County   [Map]

Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Wallace, De Soto Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Saint John the Baptist Parish

Our profile page for Wallace, Saint John the Baptist Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the Southwest.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Wallace

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Alcona County

Our profile page for Wallace, Alcona County   [Map]

Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North Northwest.

Huron County

Our profile page for Wallace, Huron County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Huron County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Menominee County

Our profile page for Wallace, Menominee County   [Map]

Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the Northwest.

Minnesota

Dakota County

Our profile page for Wallace, Dakota County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Dakota County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Panola County

Our profile page for Wallace, Panola County   [Map]

Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Wallace, Buchanan County   [Map]

Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the West.

Montana

Missoula County

Our profile page for Wallace, Missoula County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Missoula County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nebraska

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Wallace, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,093 miles [1,759 km] to the West Northwest.

Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Wallace, Clark County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the West.

New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Wallace, Bernalillo County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Bernalillo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

San Juan County

Our profile page for Wallace, San Juan County

This community is historic.

Although located in San Juan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Wallace, Steuben County   [Map]

Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Duplin County

Our profile page for Wallace, Duplin County   [Map]

Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the South Southeast.

North Dakota

Ward County

Our profile page for Wallace, Ward County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Ward County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Wallace   [Map]

Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Wallace, Belmont County

This community is historic.

Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Wallace   [Map]

Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Wallace, Clackamas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,170 miles [3,492.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Lane County

Our profile page for Wallace, Lane County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,196 miles [3,534.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Wallace, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Chester County

Our profile page for Wallace, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the East Northeast.

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Wallace, Northumberland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Northumberland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

South Carolina

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Wallace, Marlboro County   [Map]

Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the South.

South Dakota

Codington County

Our profile page for Wallace, Codington County   [Map]

Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Texas

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Wallace, Van Zandt County   [Map]

Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Wallace, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,651 miles [2,657 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Wallace, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the South Southwest.

Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Wallace, Snohomish County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Snohomish County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wisconsin

Sawyer County

Our profile page for Wallace, Sawyer County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sawyer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wallace ...

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.

Alliance   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Wallace   [Map]

Big Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Brown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Center Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Jimtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Joetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Katy Lick   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lumberport   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Margaret   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Marshville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Olive   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Pricetown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Rosebud   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wallace. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4095, Longitude: -80.4898     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wallace 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 Wallace 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 309.935 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.844 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.012 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 Wallace, 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Wallace 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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