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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Point Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Mason County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Baden to Point Pleasant, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 South Southeast (SSE). 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 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,103 miles [9,821.8 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 6,820 miles [10,975.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,695 miles [7,555.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Baden ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Baden.

While the name Baden is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Baden, we know of 5 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities located internationally

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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San Mateo County

Our profile page for Baden, San Mateo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,182 miles [3,511.6 km] to the West


Brooks County

Our profile page for Baden, Brooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the South


Douglas County

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


Our profile page for Baden   [Map]
Distance: About 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km] to the Northwest

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Prince George's County

Our profile page for Baden, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East

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Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Baden, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Baden, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northwest

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Saint Louis City

Our profile page for Baden, Saint Louis City   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the West

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Ward County

Our profile page for Baden, Ward County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km] to the Northwest

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Our profile page for Baden   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the North

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Beaver County

Our profile page for Baden, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Martin County

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

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Dickenson County

Our profile page for Baden, Dickenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>

Austria   [Map]

Distance: About 4,620 miles [7,435.2 km] to the Northeast

Tasmania   [Map]

Distance: About 9,866 miles [15,877.8 km] to the West Southwest

Switzerland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,323 miles [6,957.2 km] to the Northeast

Germany   [Map]

Distance: About 4,177 miles [6,722.2 km] to the Northeast

France   [Map]

Distance: About 3,846 miles [6,189.5 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Baden ...

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 North of Baden   [Map]
Ash   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chestnut   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottageville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Danstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Evans   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Evergreen Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gunville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Huntsville (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Leon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Providence   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
School House (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7986, Longitude: -81.8876     [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 Baden 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 310.808 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.747 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.83 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 Baden 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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This page was last modified: 02 Jan 2019
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