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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Richmond [Map], which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Monterey to Richmond, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 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 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,025 miles [9,696.3 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 6,735 miles [10,838.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,611 miles [7,420.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Monterey ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Monterey.

While the name Monterey is unique within Virginia, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Virginia

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Alabama

Butler County

Our profile page for Monterey, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Cross County

Our profile page for Monterey, Cross County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the West Southwest

California

Monterey County

Our profile page for Monterey, Monterey County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,300 miles [3,701.5 km] to the West

Florida

Duval County

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

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Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Monterey, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Monterey, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Monterey, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Davis County

Our profile page for Monterey, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Riley County

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

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Kentucky

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Monterey, Bourbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the West

Owen County

Our profile page for Monterey, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West

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Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Monterey, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the West Southwest

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Monterey, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Southwest

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Monterey, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Allegan County

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

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Minnesota

Martin County

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

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Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Monterey, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Monterey, Reynolds County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Cuming County

Our profile page for Monterey, Cuming County   [Map]
Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Otero County

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

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New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Monterey, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Monterey, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the West Northwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Monterey, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the West Northwest

Mercer County

Our profile page for Monterey, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Adams County

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

Berks County

Our profile page for Monterey, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the Northeast

Clarion County

Our profile page for Monterey, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the North

Franklin County

Our profile page for Monterey, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Monterey, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Monterey, Abbeville County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Monterey, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Monterey, Angelina County   [Map]
Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the West Southwest

Hill County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Monterey, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Monterey, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Monterey ...

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.

Blue Grass   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Monterey   [Map]
Clover Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Doe Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Hardscrabble   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Harper (WV)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hightown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Liberty   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadowdale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mill Gap   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Naples (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Possum Trot   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Trimble   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [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 Monterey. 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.

Mary Johnston
  Author. She was born in Buchanan (Virginia) on Monday November 21, 1870 and died in Warm Springs (Virginia) on Saturday May 9, 1936 at an age of 65. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia) [Map].

Warm Springs [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Monterey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<9>

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About Highland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Highland County: www.highlandcova.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Monterey. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Monterey) 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 Monterey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monterey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4116, Longitude: -79.5809     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monterey 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 Monterey 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 309.424 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.111 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.965 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Monterey 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 Monterey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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