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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Webster Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Webster County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Addison to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full 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 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,057 miles [9,747.8 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 6,768 miles [10,892 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,644 miles [7,473.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Addison ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Addison.

While the name Addison is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Winston County

Our profile page for Addison, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Southwest

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Addison, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the East Northeast

Illinois

DuPage County

Our profile page for Addison, DuPage County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northwest

Iowa

Humboldt County

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

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Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Addison, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the West

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Addison, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Addison, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Knox County

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

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Addison, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

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

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Addison, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Addison   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Addison, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

McMinn County

Our profile page for Addison, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Addison, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Addison, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Dinwiddie County

Our profile page for Addison, Dinwiddie County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Washington County

Our profile page for Addison, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Addison ...

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.

Bergoo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Addison   [Map]
Cherry Falls   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Curtin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Diana   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Dyer   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Halo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Jerryville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jumbo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Ralph   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Skidmore Crossing   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Webster County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Addison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4782, Longitude: -80.4082     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Addison 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 Addison 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 309.918 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.684 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.295 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 Addison 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Addison.



 
 
 

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