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Calico, West Virginia

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The location of Calico

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Calico to Williamson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 53 miles [85.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,161 miles [9,915.2 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 6,873 miles [11,061 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,748 miles [7,641.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Calico ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Calico.

While the name Calico is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Kern County

Our profile page for Calico, Kern County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,052 miles [3,302.4 km] to the West.

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Calico, San Bernardino County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the West.

North Carolina

Pitt County

Our profile page for Calico, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East Southeast.

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Calico, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the South.


Meigs County

Our profile page for Calico, Meigs County   [Map]

Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calico ...

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   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Calico   [Map]

Christian   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Crystal Block   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Don   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gilbert   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Gilbert Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Horsepen (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Landville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lynn   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

New Thacker (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Oilville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Pie   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Ragland   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Red Jacket   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Sarah Ann   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Slabtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Superior Bottom   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Thacker   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Thacker Mines   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

War Eagle   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Woodman (KY)   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Calico. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield

Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Calico

Stirrat [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Calico

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<8>

Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)

Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Calico

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calico. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6404, Longitude: -82.0037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Calico 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 Calico 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 310.897 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.678 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.246 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 Calico, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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:

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