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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Bradshaw to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Bradshaw to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Welch [Map], which is the Seat of McDowell County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bradshaw to Welch, 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 69 miles [111 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 279 miles [449 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 6,165 miles [9,921.6 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 6,876 miles [11,065.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,751 miles [7,646 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bradshaw ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Bradshaw.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Bradshaw. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 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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Indiana

Vigo County

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

Kentucky

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bradshaw, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the West

Todd County

Our profile page for Bradshaw, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the West

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Bradshaw, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Northeast

Garrett County

Our profile page for Bradshaw, Garrett County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Washington County

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

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Nebraska

York County

Our profile page for Bradshaw, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

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

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North Carolina

Orange County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Bradshaw   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Giles County

Our profile page for Bradshaw, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Cherokee County

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

McCulloch County

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

Taylor County

Our profile page for Bradshaw, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Bradshaw, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bradshaw ...

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   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Bradshaw   [Map]
Beartown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Dan   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
English   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Height   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Peapatch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [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 Bradshaw. 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Bradshaw

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bradshaw. 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 Bradshaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bradshaw) 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 Bradshaw. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bradshaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bradshaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3534, Longitude: -81.8012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bradshaw 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 Bradshaw 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 310.778 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.499 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.249 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 Bradshaw 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 Bradshaw, 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 Bradshaw.



 
 
 

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