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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Anderson 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 147 miles [236.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,988 miles [9,636.8 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 6,702 miles [10,785.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,577 miles [7,366 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Anderson ...

We have found 69 communities that share the name Anderson.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Anderson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 68 communities in the United States and Canada - with 66 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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 IdahoMississippiOklahomaVirginia
 IllinoisMissouriOntarioWisconsin

Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Anderson, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Southwest

Etowah County

Our profile page for Anderson, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the Southwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Anderson, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Southwest

Alaska

Our profile page for Anderson   [Map]
Distance: About 3,205 miles [5,157.9 km] to the Northwest

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Arkansas

Izard County

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Anderson, Pike County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the West Southwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Anderson, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the West Southwest

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Anderson   [Map]
Distance: About 2,193 miles [3,529.3 km] to the Northwest

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California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Anderson, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,234 miles [3,595.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Chatham County

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

Johnson County

Our profile page for Anderson, 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.

Laurens County

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

Lowndes County

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

Randolph County

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

Walton County

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

Whitfield County

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

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Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Anderson, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,687 miles [2,715 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Cass County

Our profile page for Anderson, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the West

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Anderson, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the West

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Indiana

Madison County

Our profile page for Anderson, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the West

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Iowa

Fremont County

Our profile page for Anderson, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Pratt County

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

Smith County

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

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Kentucky

Logan County

Our profile page for Anderson, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West Southwest

Todd County

Our profile page for Anderson, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Anderson, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Livingston County

Our profile page for Anderson, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the Northwest

Marquette County

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

Menominee County

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

Midland County

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

Montmorency County

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

Osceola County

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

Otsego County

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

Sanilac County

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

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Mississippi

Madison County

Our profile page for Anderson, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

McDonald County

Our profile page for Anderson, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the West

Putnam County

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

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Montana

Beaverhead County

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

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Anderson, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Anderson, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,903 miles [3,062.6 km] to the West Northwest

Washoe County

Our profile page for Anderson, Washoe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,119 miles [3,410.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Anderson, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Anderson, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Anderson, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the South

Dare County

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

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Anderson, Ashtabula County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North Northwest

Erie County

Our profile page for Anderson, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the Northwest

Ross County

Our profile page for Anderson, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the West

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Oklahoma

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Anderson, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the West

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Anderson, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Anderson   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

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

Josephine County

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

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Anderson, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the North Northeast

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Anderson, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Anderson   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

Our profile page for Anderson, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Anderson, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the Southwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Anderson, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Southwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Anderson, 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.

Overton County

Our profile page for Anderson, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Southwest

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Anderson, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Grimes County

Our profile page for Anderson, Grimes County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Goochland County

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

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Wisconsin

Grant County

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

Oconto County

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

Rock County

Our profile page for Anderson, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Anderson ...

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.

Camp Ground   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Anderson   [Map]
Chestnut Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Erwin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fellowsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Heathers Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Israel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kanetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kingwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mountain View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oriole (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Salt Lick   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Scotch Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Threefork Bridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Anderson. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Anderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Anderson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3901, Longitude: -79.7195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anderson 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 Anderson 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 309.467 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.308 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.681 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 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 Anderson 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 Anderson, 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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