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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Carlisle to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 233 miles [375 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 6,112 miles [9,836.3 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 6,823 miles [10,980.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,699 miles [7,562.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carlisle ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Carlisle.

While the name Carlisle is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Southwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Monroe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Lonoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the West Southwest

Georgia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Gilmer County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the Southwest

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Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Warren County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Atchison County

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

Hamilton County

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

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Kentucky

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Nicholas County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the West

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Carlisle, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Southwest

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Eaton County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Eaton County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the North Northwest

Kent County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Otter Tail County   [Map]
Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Claiborne County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Southwest

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Nebraska

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Carlisle   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Grant County

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

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New York

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Schoharie County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

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

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North Dakota

Pembina County

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

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Ohio

Lorain County

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

Noble County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the North

Warren County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Sequoyah County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Sequoyah County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Carlisle   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Lexington County

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

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the South Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Stewart County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Lubbock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the West

Rusk County

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

Trinity County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Trinity County   [Map]
Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Henry County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Carlisle, Grays Harbor County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,242 miles [3,608.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Carlisle ...

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.

Bowlin   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Carlisle   [Map]
Glen Jean   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greenstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Harvey   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hilltop   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lick Fork   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lively   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Fork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Packs Branch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prudence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Redstar   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rocklick   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Rosedale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Roseville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Scarbro   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Sun   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Turkey Knob   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlisle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9612, Longitude: -81.1804     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 310.396 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.152 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.795 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Carlisle 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>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 Carlisle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carlisle.