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(Berkeley County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Martinsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Berkeley County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 206 miles [331.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Arden to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 64 miles [103 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,918 miles [9,524.1 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 6,627 miles [10,665.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,503 miles [7,246.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Arden ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Arden.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Arden. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States and Canada - with 20 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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Arkansas

Little River County

Our profile page for Arden, Little River County   [Map]
Distance: About 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the West Southwest

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Arden, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,303 miles [3,706.3 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Kiowa County

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

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Arden, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Bryan County

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

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Illinois

Pike County

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

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Arden   [Map]
Distance: About 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Somerset County

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

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Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Arden, Berrien County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Douglas County

Our profile page for Arden, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Boone County

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

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Arden, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,030 miles [3,267 km] to the West

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Arden, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Arden, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Arden   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Arden, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Greenville County

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

Richland County

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

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Tennessee

Monroe County

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

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Texas

Irion County

Our profile page for Arden, Irion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Arden, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,050 miles [3,299.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Arden ...

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.

Egypt   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Arden   [Map]
Goose Nest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grubbs Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Irish Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jones Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Martinsburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pikeside   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Shanghai   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Tablers Station   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Union Corner   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [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 Arden. 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.

John Brown
  Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Arden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<9>
 
Jane Harrison
  Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at an age of 41.

Mercersburg [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Arden

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Berkeley County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

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' distance that starts in Arden. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4152, Longitude: -78.0434     [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 Arden 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 308.456 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.162 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.945 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 Arden 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 Arden, 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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