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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Union [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Wayside to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 217 miles [349.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,108 miles [9,829.9 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 6,817 miles [10,970.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,693 miles [7,552.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wayside ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Wayside.

While the name Wayside is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Wayside, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Southwest

Fayette County

Our profile page for Wayside, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the West Southwest

Arkansas

Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Wayside, Hot Spring County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the West Southwest

Georgia

Jones County

Our profile page for Wayside, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Kansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Wayside, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the West

Rice County

Our profile page for Wayside, Rice County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Rice County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Anderson County

Our profile page for Wayside, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the West

Spencer County

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

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Louisiana

West Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Wayside, West Feliciana Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Charles County

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

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Wayside, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Wayside, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Dawes County

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

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Wayside, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Hoke County

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

Swain County

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

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Oklahoma

Washington County

Our profile page for Wayside, Washington County
This community is historic.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

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

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

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

Warren County

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

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Texas

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Wayside, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the West

Lynn County

Our profile page for Wayside, Lynn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,220 miles [1,963.4 km] to the West

Roberts County

Our profile page for Wayside, Roberts County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the West

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Virginia

Charles City County

Our profile page for Wayside, Charles City County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the East

Pittsylvania County

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

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Washington

Spokane County

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

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Wisconsin

Brown County

Our profile page for Wayside, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wayside ...

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.

Assurance   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Wayside   [Map]
Buck   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Creamery   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Egypt (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grahams Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Knobs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lillydale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Marie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Camp   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Salt Sulphur Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Union   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Wolfcreek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Wayside. 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.

Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at an age of 56. He was buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina) [Map].

Newport [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Wayside

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wayside. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Wayside. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wayside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5921, Longitude: -80.6887     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayside 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 Wayside 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 310.108 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.77 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.707 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 Wayside, 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 Wayside 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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