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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cabin Creek to Charleston, 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 244 miles [392.7 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 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,114 miles [9,839.5 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 6,827 miles [10,987 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,702 miles [7,567.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cabin Creek ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Cabin Creek.

While the name Cabin Creek is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Arkansas

Johnson County

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

Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Cabin Creek, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the West Northwest

Maryland

Dorchester County

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

Montana

Fallon County

Our profile page for Cabin Creek, Fallon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,299 miles [2,090.5 km] to the Northwest

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Oregon

Union County

Our profile page for Cabin Creek, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Kittitas County

Our profile page for Cabin Creek, Kittitas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,085 miles [3,355.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cabin Creek ...

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.

Cedar Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Cabin Creek   [Map]
Coalburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Crown Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Diamond   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dry Branch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Gallagher   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Glasgow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hollygrove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
London   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Monarch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Standard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Cabin Creek. 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Cabin Creek

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.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 starting from Cabin Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cabin Creek) 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 Cabin Creek. 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 Cabin Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cabin Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1967, Longitude: -81.4775     [Map].

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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 Cabin Creek 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 310.57 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.387 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.846 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 Cabin Creek 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 Cabin Creek, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cabin Creek.



 
 
 

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