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Canfield, West Virginia
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Canfield to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 201 miles [323.5 km] to the East (E). 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 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,066 miles [9,762.3 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 6,779 miles [10,909.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,654 miles [7,489.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Canfield ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Canfield.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Canfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States and Canada - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Lafayette County

Our profile page for Canfield, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the West Southwest


Boulder County

Our profile page for Canfield, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km] to the West Northwest


Idaho County

Our profile page for Canfield, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km] to the West Northwest


Black Hawk County

Our profile page for Canfield, Black Hawk County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Alpena County

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

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Cass County

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

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Mahoning County

Our profile page for Canfield, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the North

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Our profile page for Canfield   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Canfield ...

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.

Birch River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Canfield   [Map]
Bison   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Frametown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gassaway   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Little Birch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Little Otter   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadville (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Middle Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Shadyside   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tesla   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Thrash (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Twistville (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Waggy (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5944, Longitude: -80.7542     [Map].

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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 Canfield 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 310.123 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.935 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.405 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 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 Canfield 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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