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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Charles Town [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 211 miles [339.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Browns Corner to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 54 miles [86.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,915 miles [9,519.3 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 6,624 miles [10,660.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,500 miles [7,242 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Browns Corner ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Browns Corner.

While the name Browns Corner is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Madison County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the West Southwest


Yolo County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,332 miles [3,753 km] to the West Northwest


Larimer County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Larimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the West Northwest


Litchfield County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Northeast

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Kent County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the East

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Huntington County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Huntington County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kennebec County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northeast

Waldo County

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

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 53 miles [85.3 km] to the East Southeast

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the East

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Middlesex County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Browns Corner   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the Northeast

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Loudoun County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South Southeast

New Kent County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, New Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the South Southeast

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Browns Corner, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Browns Corner ...

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.

Blair   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Browns Corner   [Map]
Egypt   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grubbs Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Halltown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Harmony (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Jamestown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mechanicstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain Mission   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pikeside   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Silver Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Summit Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tablers Station   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wheatland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [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 Browns Corner. 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.

Belle Boyd
  Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at an age of 56. She was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Martinsburg [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Browns Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<8>
John Brown
  Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Browns Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown
Elizabeth Monroe
  First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe. She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday June 30, 1768 and died in Aldie (Virginia) on Thursday September 23, 1830 at an age of 62. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia) [Map].

Aldie [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Browns Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Browns Corner. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Browns Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browns Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3273, Longitude: -77.8964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Browns Corner 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 Browns Corner 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 308.373 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.055 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.915 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 Browns Corner 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:

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