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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Brownsville to ...

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brownsville to Fayetteville, 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,102 miles [9,820.2 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 6,815 miles [10,967.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,690 miles [7,547.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brownsville ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Brownsville.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Brownsville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 56 communities in the United States and Canada - with 54 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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 IllinoisMississippiSouth Carolina 
 IndianaNew JerseySouth Dakota 

Alabama

Clay County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Cleburne County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the West Southwest

Logan County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the West Southwest

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Lonoke County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the West Southwest

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Brownsville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,897 miles [3,052.9 km] to the Northwest

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California

Yuba County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Yuba County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,139 miles [3,442.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East

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Florida

Escambia County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Southwest

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the South

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Georgia

Monroe County

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

Paulding County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

White County

Our profile page for Brownsville, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the West

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Indiana

Union County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Poweshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Brownsville, 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.

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Kentucky

Edmonson County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the West Southwest

Fulton County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Brownsville, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East Northeast

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Houston County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Southwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Kings County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Kings County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East Northeast

Ontario County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Granville County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Brownsville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

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

Harrison County

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

Licking County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Licking County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the North Northwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the North

Ross County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the Northwest

Summit County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Brownsville   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,185 miles [3,516.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the North Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East Northeast

Huntingdon County

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

Schuylkill County

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

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the South

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the South Southeast

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Haywood County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West Southwest

Houston County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,266 miles [2,037.4 km] to the Southwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the East

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the East Northeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Northampton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,165 miles [3,484.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Dodge County

Our profile page for Brownsville, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Fremont County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Brownsville ...

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.

Alloy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Brownsville   [Map]
Boomer   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Carbondale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Chimney Corner   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cotton Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crescent   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Deep Water   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dixie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Eagle   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Falls View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glen Ferris   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hawks Nest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jodie   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Longacre   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Marvel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Swiss   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Brownsville. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Brownsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1884, Longitude: -81.1934     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownsville 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 Brownsville 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 310.399 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.19 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.727 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 Brownsville, 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 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 Brownsville 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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<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 Brownsville.



 
 
 

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