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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Barker to New Martinsville, 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 99 miles [159.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,019 miles [9,686.6 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 6,735 miles [10,838.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,610 miles [7,419.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Barker ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Barker.

While the name Barker is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Hempstead County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Barker, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the South

Georgia

Pike County

Our profile page for Barker, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the South Southwest

Kansas

Wyandotte County

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

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Minnesota

Carlton County

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

Traverse County

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

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Montana

Broadwater County

Our profile page for Barker, Broadwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,616 miles [2,600.7 km] to the West Northwest

Judith Basin County

Our profile page for Barker, Judith Basin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km] to the West Northwest

Lake County

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

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New York

Broome County

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

Niagara County

Our profile page for Barker, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Jackson County

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

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North Dakota

Emmons County

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

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Ohio

Washington County

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

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

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

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Barker, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Barker, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Okanogan County

Our profile page for Barker, Okanogan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,998 miles [3,215.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Dunn County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Barker ...

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.

Archer   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Barker   [Map]
Big Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Carbide   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Childs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Dean   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Four Mile   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Halls Mills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
King   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Kingstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Porters Falls   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Reader   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sincerity   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Uniontown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wheat   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Barker. 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 Barker. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barker) 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 Barker. 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 Barker

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5796, Longitude: -80.6603     [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 Barker 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 310.033 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.98 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.028 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 Barker 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 Barker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Barker.



 
 
 

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