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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Philippi [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Calhoun 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 158 miles [254.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,012 miles [9,675.4 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 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,601 miles [7,404.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Calhoun ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Calhoun.

While the name Calhoun is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the West Southwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the West Southwest

Colorado

Washington County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,217 miles [1,958.6 km] to the West

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Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Gordon County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Richland County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the West

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Iowa

Harrison County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Cheyenne County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

McLean County

Our profile page for Calhoun, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Calhoun, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the Southwest

Madison County

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

Newton County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Henry County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Washington County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Calhoun   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Transylvania County

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

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the West Southwest

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South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Coffee County

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

McMinn County

Our profile page for Calhoun, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Calhoun County

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

Dallas County

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

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

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

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Calhoun, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Calhoun ...

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.

Boulder   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Calhoun   [Map]
Flora (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Independence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jones   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadowville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mount Liberty   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Swamp Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Union   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Valley Bend   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Calhoun. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Calhoun

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calhoun. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0912, Longitude: -79.9856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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 309.641 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.461 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.902 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 Calhoun, 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 Calhoun 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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