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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four 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:

  • Welch [Map], which is the Seat of McDowell County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Avondale to Welch, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,162 miles [9,916.8 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 6,872 miles [11,059.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,748 miles [7,641.2 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 388 miles [624.4 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Avondale, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,733 miles [2,789 km] to the West

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Avondale, Pueblo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the West

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Avondale, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the South

Escambia County

Our profile page for Avondale, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Southwest

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Avondale, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the South

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Avondale, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the South Southwest

Chatham County

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

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Avondale, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the South Southwest

McDuffie County

Our profile page for Avondale, McDuffie County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the South

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Avondale, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the South Southwest

Richmond County

Our profile page for Avondale, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the South

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Avondale, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the 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 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Southwest

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Avondale, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Avondale, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Avondale, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the East Northeast

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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 490 miles [788.6 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 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Avondale, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Avondale, Valley County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Avondale   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Avondale, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Avondale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Avondale, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the South

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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 185 miles [297.7 km] to the North Northeast

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 189 miles [304.2 km] to the Northwest

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 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North Northwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Avondale, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the Northwest

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Avondale, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the North

Stark County

Our profile page for Avondale, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for Avondale   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

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

York County

Our profile page for Avondale, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Avondale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Avondale, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Avondale, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the South Southeast

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Avondale, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the South

Oconee County

Our profile page for Avondale, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the South Southwest

Sumter County

Our profile page for Avondale, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Avondale, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West Southwest

Gibson County

Our profile page for Avondale, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the West Southwest

Grainger County

Our profile page for Avondale, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Southwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Avondale, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the Southwest

Sumner County

Our profile page for Avondale, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Avondale, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the Southwest

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Avondale, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Avondale, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,624 miles [2,613.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Avondale, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Avondale, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,141 miles [3,445.6 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.

Apple Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Avondale   [Map]
Beartown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Big Sandy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dan   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
English   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Erin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hull   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Johnnycake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Marytown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rockridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sandy Huff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Union City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [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 Avondale. 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.

Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Avondale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avondale. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Avondale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 37.4126, Longitude: -81.7843     [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 310.767 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.496 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.224 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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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<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 Avondale.



 
 
 

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