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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Welch [Map], which is the Seat of McDowell County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Carlos to Welch, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,163 miles [9,918.4 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 6,874 miles [11,062.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,750 miles [7,644.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carlos ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Carlos.

While the name Carlos is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Carlos, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Northwest

Kansas

Dickinson County

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

Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Carlos, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the Northeast

Minnesota

Douglas County

Our profile page for Carlos, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Carlos, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Southwest

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Carlos, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the Southeast

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Texas

Grimes County

Our profile page for Carlos, Grimes County   [Map]
Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Carlos ...

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.

Apple Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Carlos   [Map]
Beartown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Big Sandy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dan   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
English   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Erin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Height   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Hull   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Johnnycake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Panther   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Peapatch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sandy Huff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Union City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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 Carlos. 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.

Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Carlos

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<8>

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Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlos. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3959, Longitude: -81.8015     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carlos 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 Carlos 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 310.777 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.505 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.236 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Carlos 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>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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