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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brookside to Kingwood, 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 131 miles [210.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 136 miles [218.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,983 miles [9,628.7 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 6,696 miles [10,776.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,571 miles [7,356.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brookside ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Brookside.

While the name Brookside is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 48 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Brookside, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Brookside, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Southwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Brookside, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Southwest

California

San Bernardino County

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

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Colorado

Fremont County

Our profile page for Brookside, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,376 miles [2,214.5 km] to the West

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Brookside, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Brookside, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the South Southwest

Indian River County

Our profile page for Brookside, Indian River County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the South

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Illinois

Kane County

Our profile page for Brookside, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West Northwest

Will County

Our profile page for Brookside, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Black Hawk County

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

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Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Brookside, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Brookside, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

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

Middlesex County

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

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Michigan

Grand Traverse County

Our profile page for Brookside, Grand Traverse County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northwest

Muskegon County

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

Newaygo County

Our profile page for Brookside, Newaygo County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Brookside, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Brookside, Cape Girardeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the West

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Montana

Phillips County

Our profile page for Brookside, Phillips County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Brookside, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Brookside   [Map]
Distance: About 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Watauga County

Our profile page for Brookside, Watauga County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the South Southwest

Wayne County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Brookside   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Brookside, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Tulsa County

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

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Brookside, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 74 miles [119.1 km] to the North Northwest

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Brookside, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the East Northeast

Dauphin County

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

Erie County

Our profile page for Brookside, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North

Franklin County

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

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Brookside, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Brookside, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the East Northeast

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Brookside, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the Northeast

York County

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

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Brookside, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the South Southwest

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Brookside, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for Brookside, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the Southwest

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Brookside, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the West

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Vermont

Chittenden County

Our profile page for Brookside, Chittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the Northeast

Windham County

Our profile page for Brookside, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Page County

Our profile page for Brookside, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the Southeast

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Brookside, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the South

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Wisconsin

Adams County

Our profile page for Brookside, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northwest

Oconto County

Our profile page for Brookside, Oconto County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Brookside ...

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.

Amboy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Brookside   [Map]
Aurora   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Breedlove (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Erwin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Freeport   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Horse Shoe Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Red House (MD)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Salt Lick   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Silver Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunnyside (MD)   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Brookside. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Brookside

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3259, Longitude: -79.5264     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brookside 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 Brookside 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 309.353 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.169 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.62 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Brookside 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 Brookside, 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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