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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Caldwell to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 197 miles [317 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,087 miles [9,796.1 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 6,796 miles [10,937.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,672 miles [7,518.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Caldwell ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Caldwell.

While the name Caldwell is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Southwest

Alberta

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

Arkansas

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the West Southwest

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Fresno County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,172 miles [3,495.5 km] to the West

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Georgia

Floyd County

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

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Gwinnett County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the Southwest

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Idaho

Canyon County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Canyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,924 miles [3,096.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Piatt County

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

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Bourbon County

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

Mitchell County

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

Sumner County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Pendleton County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Pendleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Michigan

Isabella County

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

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Missouri

Caldwell County

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

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Montana

Phillips County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,581 miles [2,544.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Scotts Bluff County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Caldwell   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

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

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New York

Warren County

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

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North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Gaston County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South Southwest

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South

Orange County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Franklin County

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

Noble County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clinton County

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

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Caldwell   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the South

Newberry County

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

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Burleson County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Burleson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the West Southwest

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Lubbock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the West

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Wisconsin

Racine County

Our profile page for Caldwell, Racine County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Caldwell ...

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.

Brink (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Caldwell   [Map]
Crowfields   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dickson   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Hopper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Organ Cave   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Teaberry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caldwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7807, Longitude: -80.3940     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caldwell 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 Caldwell 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 309.928 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.592 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.522 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 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 Caldwell 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 Caldwell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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