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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Avondale to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,034 miles [9,710.8 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,625 miles [7,443.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Avondale ...

We have found 60 communities that share the name Avondale.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Avondale. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 59 communities in the United States and Canada - with 55 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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 IllinoisMissouriOntarioVirginia
 IndianaMontanaPennsylvaniaWashington
 KansasNew BrunswickPrince Edward Island 

Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Avondale, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Avondale, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km] to the West

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Avondale, Pueblo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km] to the West

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Avondale, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the South

Escambia County

Our profile page for Avondale, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Southwest

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Avondale, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the South

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Avondale, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the South Southwest

Chatham County

Our profile page for Avondale, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the South

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Avondale, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the South Southwest

McDuffie County

Our profile page for Avondale, McDuffie County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the South Southwest

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Avondale, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the South Southwest

Richmond County

Our profile page for Avondale, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the South

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Avondale, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Grant County

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

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Kansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Avondale, 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.

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

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

McCracken County

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

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Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Avondale, Jefferson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Southwest

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Avondale, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Avondale, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Avondale, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East

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Michigan

Muskegon County

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

Osceola County

Our profile page for Avondale, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

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

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Avondale, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Avondale, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the West

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Avondale, Valley County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,410 miles [2,269.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Avondale   [Map]
Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Avondale, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Avondale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,482 miles [2,385 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Avondale, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Avondale
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Avondale, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 47 miles [75.6 km] to the North

Coshocton County

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

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Avondale, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the West

Licking County

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Avondale, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the West Northwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Avondale, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the West Northwest

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Avondale, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the West Northwest

Stark County

Our profile page for Avondale, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Avondale   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Avondale, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Avondale, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Avondale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Avondale, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Avondale, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the South

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Avondale, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the South Southwest

Oconee County

Our profile page for Avondale, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the South Southwest

Sumter County

Our profile page for Avondale, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Avondale, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the West Southwest

Gibson County

Our profile page for Avondale, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the West Southwest

Grainger County

Our profile page for Avondale, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the Southwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Avondale, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the Southwest

Sumner County

Our profile page for Avondale, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Avondale, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km] to the Southwest

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Avondale, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Avondale, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,644 miles [2,645.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Avondale, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Avondale, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Avondale ...

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.

Big Battle (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Avondale   [Map]
Blandville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Duckworth   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Flint   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Pittsburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Long Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Market   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Middle Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Stanley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Sugar Camp   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Avondale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Avondale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2979, Longitude: -80.7445     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avondale 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 Avondale 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 310.095 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.008 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.162 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 Avondale 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 Avondale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Avondale.



 
 
 

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