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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Cabot to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 254 miles [408.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,126 miles [9,858.8 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 6,839 miles [11,006.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,715 miles [7,588.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cabot ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Cabot.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Cabot. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States and Canada - with 7 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

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Cabot, Lonoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the West Southwest

Kentucky

Hancock County

Our profile page for Cabot, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the West

Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Cabot, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the Southwest

Manitoba

Our profile page for Cabot   [Map]
Distance: About 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the Northwest

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

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

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

Our profile page for Cabot, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Vermont

Washington County

Our profile page for Cabot, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cabot ...

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.

Comfort   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Cabot   [Map]
Eden   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Elk Run Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fosterville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Gordon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Janie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Joes Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Keith   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Maxine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Milltown   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Nelson   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Williams Mountain   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [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 Cabot. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Cabot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<8>
 
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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Cabot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes

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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 starts in Cabot. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cabot) 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 Cabot. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cabot

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cabot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0400, Longitude: -81.6153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cabot have been estimated.

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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 Cabot 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 310.657 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.462 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.955 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Cabot 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cabot.