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(Lewis County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Arnold to Weston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East (E). 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 6,042 miles [9,723.7 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 6,755 miles [10,871.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,631 miles [7,452.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Arnold ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Arnold.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Arnold. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 38 communities in the United States and Canada - with 37 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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Alabama

Wilcox County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Arnold
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.

California

Calaveras County

Our profile page for Arnold, Calaveras County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km] to the West Northwest

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Arnold, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,272 miles [3,656.4 km] to the West Northwest

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Arnold, Stanislaus County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,162 miles [3,479.4 km] to the West

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Georgia

Cherokee County

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

Dougherty County

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

Fulton County

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

Hancock County

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

Milton County

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

Ware County

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

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Illinois

Carroll County

Our profile page for Arnold, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the West Northwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for Arnold, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the West

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Iowa

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Arnold, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Brown County

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

Labette County

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

Ness County

Our profile page for Arnold, Ness County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Ohio County

Our profile page for Arnold, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the West Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Arnold, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the West

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Maine

Penobscot County

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

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Arnold, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

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

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Michigan

Bay County

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

Marquette County

Our profile page for Arnold, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North Northwest

Menominee County

Our profile page for Arnold, 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.

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Arnold, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Arnold, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the West

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Arnold, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Custer County

Our profile page for Arnold, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

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

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Arnold, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the South

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North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Arnold, Burleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Arnold   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Union County

Our profile page for Arnold, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

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

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Arnold, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Collin County

Our profile page for Arnold, Collin County   [Map]
Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Arnold, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Arnold ...

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.

Bulltown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Arnold   [Map]
Deanville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Dutch   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Falls Mill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Freeman   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Gem   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Georgetown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Ireland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Jewell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Joppa   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Orlando   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pricetown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Quiet Dale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Cave   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Walkersville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arnold. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9137, Longitude: -80.5031     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arnold 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 Arnold 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 309.961 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.799 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.188 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 Arnold 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 Arnold, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arnold.



 
 
 

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