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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Cameo to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 269 miles [432.9 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 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 6,136 miles [9,874.9 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 6,850 miles [11,024 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,725 miles [7,604.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cameo ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Cameo.

While the name Cameo is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Cameo, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the West

Colorado

Mesa County

Our profile page for Cameo, Mesa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,420 miles [2,285.3 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Meriwether County

Our profile page for Cameo, Meriwether County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the South Southwest

New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Cameo, Roosevelt County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the West

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cameo ...

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.

Danville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Cameo   [Map]
Dollie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fork Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Horse Creek Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Julian   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Layville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Turtle Creek   -   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 Cameo. 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Cameo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cameo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1115, Longitude: -81.9312     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cameo 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 Cameo 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 310.847 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.69 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.068 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 Cameo, 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cameo.



 
 
 

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