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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Marlinton [Map], which is the Seat of Pocahontas County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Campbelltown 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 170 miles [273.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,054 miles [9,743 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 6,764 miles [10,885.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,640 miles [7,467.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Campbelltown ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Campbelltown.

While the name Campbelltown is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Gunnison County

Our profile page for Campbelltown, Gunnison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,427 miles [2,296.5 km] to the West


Pike County

Our profile page for Campbelltown, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the West


Worcester County

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


Our profile page for Campbelltown   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Lebanon County

Our profile page for Campbelltown, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the Northeast

McKean County

Our profile page for Campbelltown, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Campbelltown ...

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.

Buckeye   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Campbelltown   [Map]
Clover Lick   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Huntersville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Knapp   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Minnehaha Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Raintown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunset (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Thorny Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Violet   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Campbelltown. 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.

Mary Johnston
  Author. She was born in Buchanan (Virginia) on Monday November 21, 1870 and died in Warm Springs (Virginia) on Saturday May 9, 1936 at an age of 65. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia) [Map].

Warm Springs [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Campbelltown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<8>

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 begins in Campbelltown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Campbelltown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Campbelltown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2418, Longitude: -80.0906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Campbelltown 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 Campbelltown 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 309.734 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.439 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.24 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 Campbelltown 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>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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