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Antioch, West Virginia
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Keyser [Map], which is the Seat of Mineral County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Antioch to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 110 miles [177 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,962 miles [9,594.9 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 6,674 miles [10,740.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,549 miles [7,320.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Antioch ...

We have found 95 communities that share the name Antioch.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Antioch. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 93 communities in the United States and Canada - with 94 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


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Doddridge County

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

Roane County

Our profile page for Antioch, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the West Southwest


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Antioch, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Southwest

Calhoun County

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

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Antioch, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Southwest

Covington County

Our profile page for Antioch, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Southwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Antioch, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Antioch, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Southwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Antioch, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Southwest

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Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Antioch, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the West Southwest

Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Antioch, Hot Spring County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the West Southwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Antioch, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the West Southwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Antioch, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the West Southwest

Sevier County

Our profile page for Antioch, Sevier County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the West Southwest

White County

Our profile page for Antioch, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Antioch, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,287 miles [3,680.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Antioch, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Campbell County

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

Harris County

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Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Southwest

Meriwether County

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

Polk County

Our profile page for Antioch, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the Southwest

Rabun County

Our profile page for Antioch, Rabun County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Southwest

Stewart County

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

Thomas County

Our profile page for Antioch, Thomas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the South Southwest

Troup County

Our profile page for Antioch, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the Southwest

Twiggs County

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

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Illinois

Lake County

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

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Indiana

Clinton County

Our profile page for Antioch, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the West Northwest

Greene County

Our profile page for Antioch, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the West

Jay County

Our profile page for Antioch, Jay County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the West Northwest

Switzerland County

Our profile page for Antioch, Switzerland County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the West

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Kansas

Miami County

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

Osage County

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

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Kentucky

Anderson County

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

Carter County

Our profile page for Antioch, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West Southwest

Harrison County

Our profile page for Antioch, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West

Washington County

Our profile page for Antioch, 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.

Wolfe County

Our profile page for Antioch, Wolfe County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Antioch, Claiborne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the West Southwest

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Antioch, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the West Southwest

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Antioch, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Antioch, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the West Southwest

Jasper County

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

Jones County

Our profile page for Antioch, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Southwest

Kemper County

Our profile page for Antioch, Kemper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Southwest

Prentiss County

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

Tate County

Our profile page for Antioch, Tate County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the West Southwest

Warren County

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

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Missouri

Clark County

Our profile page for Antioch, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the West

Clay County

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

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Nebraska

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Antioch, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,244 miles [2,002 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Antioch, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the South

Columbus County

Our profile page for Antioch, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the South

Hoke County

Our profile page for Antioch, Hoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the South

Madison County

Our profile page for Antioch, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the Southwest

Robeson County

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

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Antioch, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Ohio

Madison County

Our profile page for Antioch, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the West

Monroe County

Our profile page for Antioch, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Garvin County

Our profile page for Antioch, Garvin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the West

Marshall County

Our profile page for Antioch, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,047 miles [1,685 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Antioch
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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South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Antioch, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the South Southwest

Darlington County

Our profile page for Antioch, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the South

Edgefield County

Our profile page for Antioch, Edgefield County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the South Southwest

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Antioch, Kershaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the South Southwest

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Antioch, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the South Southwest

Williamsburg County

Our profile page for Antioch, Williamsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Antioch, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the West Southwest

Davidson County

Our profile page for Antioch, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the West Southwest

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Antioch, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the West Southwest

Dickson County

Our profile page for Antioch, Dickson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the West Southwest

Haywood County

Our profile page for Antioch, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the West Southwest

Henderson County

Our profile page for Antioch, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the West Southwest

Jackson County

Our profile page for Antioch, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West Southwest

Knox County

Our profile page for Antioch, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the Southwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Antioch, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the West Southwest

Loudon County

Our profile page for Antioch, Loudon County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Antioch, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the West Southwest

Tipton County

Our profile page for Antioch, Tipton County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the West Southwest

Trousdale County

Our profile page for Antioch, Trousdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Brown County

Our profile page for Antioch, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the West Southwest

Cass County

Our profile page for Antioch, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the West Southwest

Delta County

Our profile page for Antioch, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the West Southwest

Henderson County

Our profile page for Antioch, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the West Southwest

Houston County

Our profile page for Antioch, Houston County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the West Southwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Antioch, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the West Southwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Antioch, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the West Southwest

Panola County

Our profile page for Antioch, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the West Southwest

Rusk County

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

Shelby County

Our profile page for Antioch, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the West Southwest

Smith County

Our profile page for Antioch, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Cumberland County

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

Fluvanna County

Our profile page for Antioch, Fluvanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the South Southeast

Prince William County

Our profile page for Antioch, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 78 miles [125.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Antioch ...

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.

Blaine   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Antioch   [Map]
Claysville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crosstown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Elk Garden   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hartmansville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Headsville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Limestone   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Markwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Martin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
McCoole (MD)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Skyline   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sulphur City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [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 Antioch. 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.

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Antioch

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Antioch. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

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 from Antioch. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Antioch) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Antioch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3237, Longitude: -79.0175     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Antioch 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 Antioch 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 309.046 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.819 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.399 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 Antioch 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 Antioch, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Antioch.



 
 
 

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