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(Randolph County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Canfield to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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:

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Canfield 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,013 miles [9,677 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 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,601 miles [7,404.6 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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Arkansas

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Canfield, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the West Southwest

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Canfield, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho

Idaho County

Our profile page for Canfield, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Black Hawk County

Our profile page for Canfield, Black Hawk County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Michigan

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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North Dakota

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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Ohio

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Canfield, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Canfield   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 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.

Aggregates   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Canfield   [Map]
Beverly   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crystal Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Flint   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harpertown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jeff Scotts (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Leadsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lumber (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Read   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Roaring Creek Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Weaver   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Canfield. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Canfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canfield. 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 starting from 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 38.9163, Longitude: -79.8158     [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 309.545 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.325 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.89 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 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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<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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