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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Brookhaven to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,986 miles [9,633.5 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 6,701 miles [10,784.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,576 miles [7,364.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brookhaven ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Brookhaven.

While the name Brookhaven is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Southwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the South Southwest

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Southwest

Fulton County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Southwest

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Whiteside County

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

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Indiana

Grant County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Montgomery County

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

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Mississippi

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the Southwest

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New York

Chemung County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Chemung County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Lee County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the South

Union County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the South

Wake County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the South Southwest

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km] to the West Southwest

Harris County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,686 miles [2,713.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Brookhaven, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the East Southeast

Richmond City

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Brookhaven ...

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.

Canyon   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Brookhaven   [Map]
Cheat Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Evans Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fieldcrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harmony Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hog Eye   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Ices Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jerome Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pioneer Rocks   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Price Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Richard   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Ridgedale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rock Forge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
South Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] 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 Brookhaven. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Brookhaven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<8>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Brookhaven

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookhaven. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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 from Brookhaven. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brookhaven) 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 Brookhaven. 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 Brookhaven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookhaven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6117, Longitude: -79.9045     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven 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 309.57 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.459 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.683 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 Brookhaven 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>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 Brookhaven.



 
 
 

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