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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Anthony to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 191 miles [307.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,080 miles [9,784.8 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 6,789 miles [10,925.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,665 miles [7,507.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Anthony ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Anthony.

While the name Anthony is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Hempstead County

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


Marion County

Our profile page for Anthony, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the South


McDuffie County

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


Delaware County

Our profile page for Anthony, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Harper County

Our profile page for Anthony, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the West

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Caroline County

Our profile page for Anthony, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Norman County

Our profile page for Anthony, Norman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the Northwest

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Elko County

Our profile page for Anthony, Elko County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Elko County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Anthony, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Anthony, Dona Ana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,535 miles [2,470.3 km] to the West

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Athens County

Our profile page for Anthony, Athens County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the Northwest

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Our profile page for Anthony   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the North

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Rhode Island

Kent County

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

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El Paso County

Our profile page for Anthony, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,535 miles [2,470.3 km] to the West

Fannin County

Our profile page for Anthony, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Eau Claire County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Anthony ...

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.

Brink (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Anthony   [Map]
Crowfields   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dickson   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Falling Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Golden   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Hopper   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mapledale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spring Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sue   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Walnut Hills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodman   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

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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 Anthony. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anthony) 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 Anthony. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anthony

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anthony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8960, Longitude: -80.3320     [Map].

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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 Anthony 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 309.888 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.564 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.458 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 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 Anthony 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 Anthony, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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