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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Romney [Map], which is the Seat of Hampshire County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Augusta to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 90 miles [144.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,948 miles [9,572.4 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 6,658 miles [10,715 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,534 miles [7,296.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Augusta ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Augusta.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Augusta. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States and Canada - with 28 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

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Augusta, Woodruff County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the West Southwest

Colorado

Custer County

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

Georgia

Richmond County

Our profile page for Augusta, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the South Southwest

Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Augusta, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the West

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Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Augusta, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West

Pike County

Our profile page for Augusta, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West

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Iowa

Des Moines County

Our profile page for Augusta, Des Moines County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Augusta, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Augusta, Bracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the West

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Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Augusta, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the Southwest

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Augusta, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the Southwest

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Augusta, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Augusta, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Augusta, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 51 miles [82.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Augusta, Kalamazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Carver County

Our profile page for Augusta, Carver County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Perry County

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

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Missouri

Saint Charles County

Our profile page for Augusta, Saint Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the West

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Augusta, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Sussex County

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

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Augusta, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Davie County

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

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Ohio

Carroll County

Our profile page for Augusta, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Alfalfa County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Augusta
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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South Dakota

Sully County

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

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Texas

Houston County

Our profile page for Augusta, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Augusta, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Augusta ...

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.

Bubbling Spring   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Augusta   [Map]
Cold Stream   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Creekvale   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Frenchburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Grace   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hooks Mills   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Kirby   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mechanicsburg   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Pancake   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Points   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Raven Rocks   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Ridgedale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shanks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Gap (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Three Churches   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Yellow Spring   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Communities in West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Augusta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2954, Longitude: -78.6377     [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 Augusta 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 308.819 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.557 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.246 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 Augusta 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Augusta.



 
 
 

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