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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Allendale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Allendale to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Moundsville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Allendale to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two 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 210 miles [338 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,001 miles [9,657.7 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 6,719 miles [10,813.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,594 miles [7,393.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Allendale ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Allendale.

While the name Allendale is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 39 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Monroe County

Our profile page for Allendale, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the West Southwest

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Allendale, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,215 miles [3,564.7 km] to the West

Solano County

Our profile page for Allendale, Solano County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,188 miles [3,521.2 km] to the West

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Allendale, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the South

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Georgia

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Allendale, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the South Southwest

Habersham County

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

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Allendale, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Canyon County

Our profile page for Allendale, Canyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Madison County

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

Wabash County

Our profile page for Allendale, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Indiana

Vigo County

Our profile page for Allendale, Vigo County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the West

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Kansas

Allen County

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

Johnson County

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

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Kentucky

Green County

Our profile page for Allendale, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Allendale, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the Southwest

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Allendale, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the Southwest

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

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

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Michigan

Clare County

Our profile page for Allendale, Clare County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Northwest

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Allendale, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

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

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Allendale, Lowndes County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Worth County

Our profile page for Allendale, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the West

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Montana

Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Allendale, Silver Bow County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,647 miles [2,650.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Bergen County

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

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New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Allendale, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Allendale, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the South

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Allendale   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

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

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Allendale, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the East

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Allendale, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the East

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Allendale, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Allendale County

Our profile page for Allendale, Allendale County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the South

Anderson County

Our profile page for Allendale, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Claiborne County

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

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Allendale, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the Southwest

Montgomery County

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

Wichita County

Our profile page for Allendale, Wichita County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Wyoming

Natrona County

Our profile page for Allendale, Natrona County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,334 miles [2,146.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Allendale ...

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.

Cedar Rocks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Allendale   [Map]
Echo Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Eden   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Elm Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greggsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Martins Ferry (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mozart   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Mozart Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shadyside (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Twilight   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Camp   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Vineyard Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Allendale. 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.

Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Allendale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<9>
 
Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard
  Suffragette. She was born in Woodsfield (Ohio) on Friday November 10, 1826 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday March 1, 1912 at an age of 85. She was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Woodsfield [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Allendale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard
 
Gary Michael Jeter
  Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Allendale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter
 
William Holmes McGuffey
  Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Allendale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Allendale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allendale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allendale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0187, Longitude: -80.7034     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allendale 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 Allendale 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 310.042 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.057 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.894 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 Allendale 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 Allendale, 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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