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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Carbon to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 243 miles [391.1 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 6,119 miles [9,847.6 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 6,831 miles [10,993.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,707 miles [7,575.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carbon ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Carbon.

While the name Carbon is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alberta

Our profile page for Carbon   [Map]
Distance: About 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km] to the Northwest

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Carbon, Shasta County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Carbon, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the West

Indiana

Clay County

Our profile page for Carbon, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Adams County

Our profile page for Carbon, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the West Northwest

Davis County

Our profile page for Carbon, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Crawford County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Carbon, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Macon County

Our profile page for Carbon, Macon County
Although located in Macon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Carbon, Pittsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Carbon, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the Northeast

Carbon County

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

Lawrence County

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Carbon, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the North Northeast

Westmoreland County

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

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Texas

Eastland County

Our profile page for Carbon, Eastland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the West Southwest

Webb County

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

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Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Carbon, Carbon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0196, Longitude: -81.4062     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carbon 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 Carbon 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 310.531 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.315 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.872 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 Carbon, 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carbon.