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(Fayette County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cannelton to Fayetteville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 235 miles [378.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,107 miles [9,828.3 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 6,819 miles [10,974.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,695 miles [7,555.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cannelton ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Cannelton.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Cannelton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 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

Indiana

Perry County

Our profile page for Cannelton, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the West

Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Cannelton, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cannelton ...

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.

Alloy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Cannelton   [Map]
Boomer   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Carbondale   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Crescent   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Deep Water   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Eagle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Falls View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gallagher   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Glen Ferris   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hollygrove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
London   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Longacre   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Cannelton. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Cannelton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cannelton. 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' distance beginning in Cannelton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cannelton) 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 Cannelton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cannelton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cannelton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1913, Longitude: -81.2967     [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 Cannelton 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 310.461 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.261 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.77 degrees.

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<7>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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