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Anvil, Ohio

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Saint Clairsville [Map], which is the Seat of Belmont County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Columbus [Map], which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Anvil to Columbus, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,007 miles [9,667.3 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 6,726 miles [10,824.4 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 Anvil ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Anvil.

While the name Anvil is unique within Ohio, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Ohio


Stone County

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


Berrien County

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


Gogebic County

Our profile page for Anvil, Gogebic County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northwest


Tippah County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anvil. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9915, Longitude: -80.8345     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anvil 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 Anvil 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 310.124 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.146 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.962 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Anvil.