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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Albion once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Albion to:

  • Summersville [Map], which is the Seat of Nicholas County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Albion to Summersville, with an average speed<3> 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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,094 miles [9,807.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,806 miles [10,953.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,681 miles [7,533.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Albion ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Albion.

While the name Albion is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Albion, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Albion   [Map]
Distance: About 2,175 miles [3,500.3 km] to the Northwest

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Albion, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,282 miles [3,672.5 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Albion, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Albion, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the South

Levy County

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

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Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Albion, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,727 miles [2,779.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Edwards County

Our profile page for Albion, Edwards County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the West

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Indiana

Noble County

Our profile page for Albion, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Albion, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the West

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Iowa

Marshall County

Our profile page for Albion, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Harper County

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

Republic County

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

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Albion, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Albion, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Northwest

Houghton County

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

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Minnesota

Wright County

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

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Montana

Carter County

Our profile page for Albion, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Boone County

Our profile page for Albion, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Albion, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Orleans County

Our profile page for Albion, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Surry County

Our profile page for Albion, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the South Southeast

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North Dakota

Stutsman County

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

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Ohio

Ashland County

Our profile page for Albion, Ashland County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the North Northwest

Licking County

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

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Oklahoma

Pushmataha County

Our profile page for Albion, Pushmataha County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Albion   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Erie County

Our profile page for Albion, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the North

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Albion, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Albion   [Map]
Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Albion, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

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

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South Dakota

Edmunds County

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

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Texas

Red River County

Our profile page for Albion, Red River County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Albion, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,917 miles [3,085.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Albion, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Albion ...

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.

Elliot (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Albion   [Map]
Jenky   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Lucas   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lyonsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marvel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Peters Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Poe   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woods Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Albion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Albion. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Albion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2159, Longitude: -81.0168     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Albion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Albion to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.292 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.071 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.643 degrees.

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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 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 Albion 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 Albion.



 
 
 

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