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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Agnew to Fayetteville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 226 miles [363.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,099 miles [9,815.4 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 6,811 miles [10,961.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,687 miles [7,543 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Agnew ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Agnew.

While the name Agnew is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Agnew, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Agnew, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,209 miles [3,555 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Marion County

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

Illinois

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Agnew, Whiteside County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the West Northwest

Manitoba

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

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Michigan

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Agnew, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Agnew, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Beaver County

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

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Washington

Clallam County

Our profile page for Agnew, Clallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,197 miles [3,535.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Ashland County

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

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 10,997 miles [17,698 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Agnew ...

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.

Chimney Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Agnew   [Map]
Cotton Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Dixie   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Glen Ferris   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hawks Nest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Jodie   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Lucas   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lyonsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marvel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Peters Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Swiss   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [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 Agnew. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Agnew

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Agnew. 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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Agnew. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Agnew) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agnew. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2126, Longitude: -81.1429     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Agnew 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 Agnew 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 310.368 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.158 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.698 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 Agnew 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>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 Agnew.



 
 
 

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