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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Jackson [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Columbus [Map], which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Garfield to Columbus, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six 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 6,118 miles [9,846 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 6,838 miles [11,004.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,713 miles [7,584.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Garfield ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Garfield.

Within Ohio, there is just one other community named Garfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 46 communities in the United States and Canada - with 45 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Ohio

Communities outside of Ohio


Communities Outside of Ohio

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 ColoradoLouisianaNew MexicoTexas
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 GeorgiaMarylandNorth CarolinaVermont
 IdahoMichiganNorth DakotaVirginia
 IllinoisMinnesotaOntarioWashington
 IndianaMissouriOregonWest Virginia
 IowaNebraskaPennsylvaniaWisconsin

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Garfield, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the West Southwest

California

Fresno County

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

Kern County

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

Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Garfield, Chaffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km] to the West

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Florida

Volusia County

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

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Georgia

Emanuel County

Our profile page for Garfield, Emanuel County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the South

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Idaho

Bonner County

Our profile page for Garfield, Bonner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the West Northwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Garfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Garfield, La Salle County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Marion County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Garfield, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Appanoose County

Our profile page for Garfield, Appanoose County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Barton County

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

Crawford County

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

Pawnee County

Our profile page for Garfield, Pawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Garfield, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Garfield, Caddo Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Garfield, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the East

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Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Garfield, Saginaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the North Northwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Garfield, 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.

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Minnesota

Douglas County

Our profile page for Garfield, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Oregon County

Our profile page for Garfield, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

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

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Nevada

Mineral County

Our profile page for Garfield, Mineral County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,909 miles [3,072.2 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Garfield, Bergen County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Garfield, Dona Ana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,440 miles [2,317.5 km] to the West

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New York

Rensselaer County

Our profile page for Garfield, Rensselaer County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Rowan County

Our profile page for Garfield, Rowan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the South Southeast

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North Dakota

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Garfield
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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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Garfield, Clackamas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Garfield, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the East Northeast

Berks County

Our profile page for Garfield, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Garfield, 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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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Garfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Benton County

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

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Texas

DeWitt County

Our profile page for Garfield, DeWitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the Southwest

Galveston County

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

Travis County

Our profile page for Garfield, Travis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Garfield, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,561 miles [2,512.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Lamoille County

Our profile page for Garfield, Lamoille County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Garfield, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Garfield, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 58 miles [93.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Portage County

Our profile page for Garfield, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Garfield ...

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   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Garfield   [Map]
Comet   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Englishville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Glen Roy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Jonestown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Leo   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Maple Grove (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tom Corwin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1237, Longitude: -82.6199     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Garfield 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 Garfield 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 311.252 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.302 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.049 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 Garfield 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 Garfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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