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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brown to Clarksburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 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 6,734 miles [10,837.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,609 miles [7,417.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brown ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Brown.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Brown. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 34 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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Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Brown, Mississippi County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the West Southwest

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Brown, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,046 miles [3,292.7 km] to the West

Colorado

Montrose County

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

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Brown, San Miguel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,481 miles [2,383.4 km] to the West

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Florida

Columbia County

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

Union County

Our profile page for Brown, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the South

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Georgia

Henry County

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

Liberty County

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

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Kentucky

Mercer County

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

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Brown, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the West Southwest

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Brown, Iberville Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Brown   [Map]
Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Brown, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the East

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Brown, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East

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Michigan

Charlevoix County

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

Gratiot County

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

Missaukee County

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

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Missouri

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Brown, Sullivan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the West

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Montana

Deer Lodge County

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

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Nevada

Churchill County

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

Elko County

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

Humboldt County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Brown, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,813 miles [2,917.7 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Brown, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the South

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Ohio

Carroll County

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

Guernsey County

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

Miami County

Our profile page for Brown, Miami County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Bryan County

Our profile page for Brown, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the West Southwest

Pottawatomie County

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

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Rhode Island

Providence County

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

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South Carolina

Williamsburg County

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

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Tennessee

Hickman County

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

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Texas

Martin County

Our profile page for Brown, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,279 miles [2,058.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Brown, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,654 miles [2,661.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Brown ...

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.

Alliance   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Brown   [Map]
Jimtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Joetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Katy Lick   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lumberport   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Margaret   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Marshville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Olive   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosebud   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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 starting from Brown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3876, Longitude: -80.4609     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brown 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 Brown 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 309.919 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.821 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.006 degrees.

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<7>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 Brown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Brown 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brown.



 
 
 

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