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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Archer to New Martinsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,019 miles [9,686.6 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 6,735 miles [10,838.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,610 miles [7,419.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Archer ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Archer.

While the name Archer is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Pickens County

Our profile page for Archer, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the Southwest

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Archer, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the West

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Archer, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,299 miles [2,090.5 km] to the West

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Archer, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the South

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Archer, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the South

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Georgia

Walker County

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

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Idaho

Madison County

Our profile page for Archer, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,626 miles [2,616.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Archer, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the West

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Iowa

O'Brien County

Our profile page for Archer, O'Brien County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Stevens County

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

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Montana

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Archer, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Merrick County

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

Richardson County

Our profile page for Archer, Richardson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the West

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Nevada

Nye County

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

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Ohio

Harrison County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Archer   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Marshall County

Our profile page for Archer, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the Southwest

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Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Archer, Laramie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Archer ...

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.

Big Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Archer   [Map]
Brink   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Carbide   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Four Mile   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hazel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
King   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Kingstown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Pricetown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Sincerity   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Archer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5106, Longitude: -80.5951     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Archer 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 Archer 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 309.996 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.928 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.023 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 Archer 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 Archer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Archer.



 
 
 

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