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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Point Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Mason County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Ashton to Point Pleasant, 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 four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,123 miles [9,854 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 6,839 miles [11,006.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,714 miles [7,586.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ashton ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Ashton.

While the name Ashton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Chicot County

Our profile page for Ashton, Chicot County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the West Southwest

California

Lassen County

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

Florida

Osceola County

Our profile page for Ashton, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the South

Georgia

Ben Hill County

Our profile page for Ashton, Ben Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the South

Irwin County

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

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Idaho

Fremont County

Our profile page for Ashton, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,555 miles [2,502.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Lee County

Our profile page for Ashton, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Ripley County

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

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Iowa

Osceola County

Our profile page for Ashton, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Kingman County

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

Sumner County

Our profile page for Ashton, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the West

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Ashton, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Ashton, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the East

Washington County

Our profile page for Ashton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Osceola County

Our profile page for Ashton, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Winona County

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

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Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Ashton, Buchanan County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the West

Clark County

Our profile page for Ashton, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Sherman County

Our profile page for Ashton, Sherman County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Ashton, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the West

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New York

Ulster County

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

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North Carolina

Pender County

Our profile page for Ashton, Pender County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Noble County

Our profile page for Ashton, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ashton
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.

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Ashton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Ashton, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Ashton, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the South

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South Dakota

Spink County

Our profile page for Ashton, Spink County   [Map]
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Ashton, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Ashton ...

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   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Ashton   [Map]
Clover   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crown City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eureka (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Holiday Hills (OH)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Leaper (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pondlick   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Raccoon Island (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Swan Creek (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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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 stretches from Ashton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6243, Longitude: -82.1646     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashton 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 Ashton 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 310.981 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.918 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.007 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 Ashton 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 Ashton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashton.



 
 
 

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