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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Point Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Mason County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Ash to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,105 miles [9,825 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 6,822 miles [10,978.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,697 miles [7,559.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ash ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Ash.

While the name Ash is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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California

Madera County

Our profile page for Ash, Madera County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km] to the West

Georgia

Paulding County

Our profile page for Ash, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the South Southwest

Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Ash, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Marquette County

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

Wayne County

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

Wexford County

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

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Minnesota

Grant County

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

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Missouri

Monroe County

Our profile page for Ash, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Ash, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Franklin County

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

Licking County

Our profile page for Ash, Licking County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Ash, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,175 miles [3,500.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

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

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Texas

Henderson County

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

Houston County

Our profile page for Ash, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Ash, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,925 miles [3,098 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ash ...

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.

Apple Grove (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Ash   [Map]
Board   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Chestnut   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Couch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Evergreen Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Flatrock   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gunville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Huntsville (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Leon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Longdale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Plants (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Providence   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Sassafras   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
School House (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ash. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8326, Longitude: -81.9735     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ash 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 Ash 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 310.86 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.811 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.856 degrees.

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<7>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 Ash, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Ash 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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