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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Berkeley Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Campbells to Berkeley Springs, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 88 miles [141.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,924 miles [9,533.8 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 6,636 miles [10,679.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,511 miles [7,259.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Campbells ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Campbells.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Campbells, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the South Southwest

Indiana

Morgan County

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

Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Campbells, 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.

Missouri

Greene County

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

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Tennessee

Maury County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Campbells ...

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.

Doe Gully   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Campbells   [Map]
Fairplay (MD)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Ridge (MD)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Jerome   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Little Orleans (MD)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Magnolia   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Orleans Cross Roads   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Paw Paw   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Piney Grove (MD)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Campbells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6181, Longitude: -78.4117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Campbells 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 Campbells 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 308.665 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.431 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.027 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 Campbells 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Campbells.



 
 
 

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