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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Wayne to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,152 miles [9,900.7 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 6,868 miles [11,053 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,743 miles [7,633.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wayne ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Wayne.

While the name Wayne is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Marengo County

Our profile page for Wayne, Marengo County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Southwest

Alberta

Our profile page for Wayne   [Map]
Distance: About 1,718 miles [2,764.9 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Wayne, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km] to the West

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Wayne, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,136 miles [3,437.6 km] to the West

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Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Wayne, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Wayne, DuPage County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Henry County

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

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Kansas

Republic County

Our profile page for Wayne, Republic County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Wayne, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Wayne, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the North

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Wayne, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the West

Jackson County

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

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Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Wayne, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km] to the Northwest

Chouteau County

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

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Nebraska

Wayne County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Passaic County

Our profile page for Wayne, Passaic County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Wayne, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Wayne, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the North Northeast

Scioto County

Our profile page for Wayne, Scioto County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Scioto County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wayne County

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

Wood County

Our profile page for Wayne, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

McClain County

Our profile page for Wayne, McClain County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Wayne, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

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

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Wayne, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Washington County

Our profile page for Wayne, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wayne ...

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.

Buffalo Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Wayne   [Map]
Centerville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crockett   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Dickson   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Durbin (KY)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Echo   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Effie   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Greenwood (KY)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Haven   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mineral Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mouth of Bear (KY)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Rockville (KY)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Shoals   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Wayne. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wayne) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wayne. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wayne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2243, Longitude: -82.4414     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayne 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 Wayne 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 311.156 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.06 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.253 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 Wayne 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 Wayne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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