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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Canton 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 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,031 miles [9,706 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 6,747 miles [10,858.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,622 miles [7,438.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Canton ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Canton.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Canton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 38 communities in the United States and Canada - with 37 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

Sharp County

Our profile page for Canton, Sharp County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the West Southwest

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Canton, El Dorado County
This community is historic.
Although located in El Dorado County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Canton, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km] to the West

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Canton, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Canton, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Canton, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Washington County

Our profile page for Canton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West

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Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Canton, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Canton, Anderson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Anderson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

McPherson County

Our profile page for Canton, McPherson County   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the West

Riley County

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

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Kentucky

Trigg County

Our profile page for Canton, Trigg County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Allen Parish

Our profile page for Canton, Allen Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the Southwest

Calcasieu Parish

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

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Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Canton, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Canton, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the East

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Canton, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Canton, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Canton, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Canton, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Madison County

Our profile page for Canton, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Lewis County

Our profile page for Canton, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the West

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Montana

Broadwater County

Our profile page for Canton, Broadwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,619 miles [2,605.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Sioux County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Canton   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Canton, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the East

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New Mexico

DeBaca County

Our profile page for Canton, DeBaca County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km] to the West

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New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Canton, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Haywood County

Our profile page for Canton, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Canton, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Blaine County

Our profile page for Canton, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Canton   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Canton, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Canton, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Canton, Van Zandt County   [Map]
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Scott County

Our profile page for Canton, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Southwest

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Washington

King County

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

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Wisconsin

Barron County

Our profile page for Canton, Barron County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Canton ...

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.

Big Battle (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Canton   [Map]
Big Moses   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Blandville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Blue   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Center Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Centerville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Flint   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Pittsburg   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Long Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meeker   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Stringtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canton. 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 that begins in Canton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Canton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3631, Longitude: -80.7354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canton 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 Canton 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 310.087 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.009 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.136 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Canton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Canton 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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