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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Adamsville to Clarksburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 175 miles [281.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,010 miles [9,672.2 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 6,724 miles [10,821.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,600 miles [7,403 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Adamsville ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Adamsville.

While the name Adamsville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Pinal County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the West

Arkansas

Bradley County

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

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the South

Sumter County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the South

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Georgia

Bartow County

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the South Southwest

Gordon County

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

McDuffie County

Our profile page for Adamsville, McDuffie County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the West

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Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the East Northeast

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Norfolk County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Greene County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Crawford County
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Adamsville   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Wayne County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the West Southwest

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the West Northwest

Seneca County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Adamsville   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the North

York County

Our profile page for Adamsville, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East

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Quebec

Our profile page for Adamsville   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Newport County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Marlboro County

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

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Tennessee

McNairy County

Our profile page for Adamsville, McNairy County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Lampasas County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Lampasas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Beaver County

Our profile page for Adamsville, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the West

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Wisconsin

Iowa County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Adamsville ...

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.

Allied   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Adamsville   [Map]
Boothsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Dixie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Enterprise   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Francis   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Gypsy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Helens Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Highland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Killarm   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Long Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oak Grove (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Saltwell   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Wahoo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [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 Adamsville. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Adamsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Adamsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: 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 Adamsville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Adamsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adamsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3954, Longitude: -80.2445     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adamsville 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 Adamsville 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 309.786 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.672 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.909 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 Adamsville, 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 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 Adamsville 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Adamsville.



 
 
 

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