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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Arthur to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Arthur to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Petersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Grant County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Arthur 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 112 miles [180.2 km] to the East (E). 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 5,977 miles [9,619 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 6,688 miles [10,763.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,564 miles [7,345 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Arthur ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Arthur.

While the name Arthur is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Lauderdale County

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

Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Arthur, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the West Southwest

Grant County

Our profile page for Arthur, Grant County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the West Southwest

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Arthur, Poinsett County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Georgia

Laurens County

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

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Illinois

Douglas County

Our profile page for Arthur, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the West

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Indiana

Pike County

Our profile page for Arthur, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the West

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Iowa

Ida County

Our profile page for Arthur, Ida County   [Map]
Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Hodgeman County

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

Ness County

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

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Kentucky

Edmonson County

Our profile page for Arthur, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the West Southwest

Letcher County

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

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Michigan

Saginaw County

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

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Missouri

Vernon County

Our profile page for Arthur, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the West

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Montana

Richland County

Our profile page for Arthur, Richland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Arthur County

Our profile page for Arthur, Arthur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Arthur, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,900 miles [3,057.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Oswego County

Our profile page for Arthur, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Pitt County

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

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Arthur, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,064 miles [1,712.3 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Paulding County

Our profile page for Arthur, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Stephens County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Arthur   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Oregon

Multnomah County

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

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South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Arthur, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Arthur, Claiborne County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Lamar County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Arthur, Salt Lake County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Montgomery County

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

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Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Arthur, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Arthur ...

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.

Cabins   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Arthur   [Map]
Falls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Fisher   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Greenland   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Jordan Run   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Maysville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Medley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Tannery   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Town Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Walnut Bottom   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Arthur. 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Arthur

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Grant County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arthur. 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 starting from Arthur. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arthur) 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 Arthur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arthur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arthur. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0684, Longitude: -79.1119     [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 Arthur 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 309.115 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.859 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.533 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 Arthur 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 Arthur, 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 Arthur.



 
 
 

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