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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four 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 to:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the South Southeast (SSE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Wallace to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,110 miles [9,833.1 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 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,699 miles [7,562.3 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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 IndianaMissouriOhioWashington
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Alabama

Escambia County

Our profile page for Wallace, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Wallace, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the West Southwest

Little River County

Our profile page for Wallace, Little River County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the West Southwest

California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Wallace, Calaveras County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

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

Santa Rosa County

Our profile page for Wallace, Santa Rosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Wallace, DeKalb County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the South Southwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Wallace, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Wallace, Shoshone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,822 miles [2,932.2 km] to the West Northwest

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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.

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Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Wallace, Fountain County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Wallace, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Wallace County

Our profile page for Wallace, Wallace County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Woodford County

Our profile page for Wallace, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the West

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Wallace, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the West Southwest

Saint John the Baptist Parish

Our profile page for Wallace, Saint John the Baptist Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Wallace
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Alcona County

Our profile page for Wallace, Alcona County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 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 563 miles [906.1 km] to the North Northwest

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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.

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Mississippi

Panola County

Our profile page for Wallace, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Wallace, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the West

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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.

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Wallace, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,047 miles [1,685 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Wallace, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the West

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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.

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Wallace, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Duplin County

Our profile page for Wallace, Duplin County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the Southeast

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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.

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Wallace   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the Northeast

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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.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wallace   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Wallace, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the West Northwest

Lane County

Our profile page for Wallace, Lane County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,163 miles [3,481 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Wallace, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the Northeast

Chester County

Our profile page for Wallace, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 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.

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South Carolina

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Wallace, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the South Southeast

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South Dakota

Codington County

Our profile page for Wallace, Codington County   [Map]
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Wallace, Van Zandt County   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Wallace, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Wallace, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the South Southwest

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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.

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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.

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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.

Airport Village   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Wallace   [Map]
Big Chimney   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cross Lanes   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Elk   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Elk Forest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elk Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Institute   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Legg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mink (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mound (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rocky Fork   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Twomile   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Winter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Wallace. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Wallace

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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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 Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Wallace. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4590, Longitude: -81.6618     [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 310.677 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.547 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.841 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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<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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