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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Barton once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Barton to:

  • Clay [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Barton to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,087 miles [9,796.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,800 miles [10,943.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,676 miles [7,525.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Barton ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Barton.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Barton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 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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Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Barton, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the West Southwest

Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Barton, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the West Southwest

California

Amador County

Our profile page for Barton, Amador County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,110 miles [3,395.7 km] to the West Northwest

Fresno County

Our profile page for Barton, Fresno County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Fresno County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Colorado

Prowers County

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

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Idaho

Washington County

Our profile page for Barton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Labette County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Barton, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the West

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Louisiana

Ascension Parish

Our profile page for Barton, Ascension Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Barton, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Washtenaw County

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

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Mississippi

George County

Our profile page for Barton, George County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Southwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Barton, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Deuel County

Our profile page for Barton, Deuel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Barton   [Map]
Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Barton, Bernalillo County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km] to the West

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New York

Tioga County

Our profile page for Barton, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Barton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Pierce County

Our profile page for Barton, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Barton   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Barton, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the North

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Barton, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,145 miles [3,452 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Barton, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Allendale County

Our profile page for Barton, Allendale County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the South

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Texas

Robertson County

Our profile page for Barton, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Barton, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Barton, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Washington County

Our profile page for Barton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Barton ...

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.

Clay   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Barton   [Map]
Clay Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dink   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hartland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ivydale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Kidtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
King   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Italy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Morocco (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pigeon   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Queen Shoals   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spread   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Two Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Whetstone   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [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 Barton. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Barton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Barton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Barton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Barton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5187, Longitude: -81.1701     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Barton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.377 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.214 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.609 degrees.

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<8>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 Barton 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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<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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