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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ironton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Home Park to Ironton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Columbus [Map], which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,139 miles [9,879.8 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 6,855 miles [11,032.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,730 miles [7,612.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Home Park ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Home Park.

While the name Home Park is unique within Ohio, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Ohio


Yazoo County

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


Madison County

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


Douglas County

Our profile page for Home Park, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the West Northwest


Lehigh County

Our profile page for Home Park, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Chippewa County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Home Park ...

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.

Cebee   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Home Park   [Map]
Chancellor Hills (WV)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crescent Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Fair Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Garden Farms (WV)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillview (WV)   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lock   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Park Hills (WV)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pea Ridge (WV)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverview   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Rockwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Timberlake (WV)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Ohio

About Lawrence County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Home Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4487, Longitude: -82.3610     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Home Park 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 Home Park 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 311.104 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.033 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.148 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 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 Home Park 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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