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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

We have found 17 communities that share the name Carbondale.

While the name Carbondale is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Our profile page for Carbondale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,858 miles [2,990.2 km] to the Northwest


Amador County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Amador County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km] to the West Northwest

Orange County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Orange County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,042 miles [3,286.3 km] to the West


Garfield County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Garfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Whitfield County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Whitfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Southwest

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the West

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Warren County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Polk County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Bourbon County

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

Osage County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Osage County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the West

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Hopkins County

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

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Menominee County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Athens County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Athens County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Tulsa County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Tulsa County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the West

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Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the Northeast

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Bowie County

Our profile page for Carbondale, Bowie County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the West Southwest

Young County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Carbondale ...

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 Southeast of Carbondale   [Map]
Boomer   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Crescent   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Crown Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Deep Water   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Eagle   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Falls View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gallagher   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Glasgow   -   6 miles [9.7 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]
Mammoth   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pond Gap   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Standard   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Carbondale. 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 Carbondale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1862, Longitude: -81.2993     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carbondale 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 Carbondale 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 310.463 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.262 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.773 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 Carbondale, 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 Carbondale 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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<9>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:

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