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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Carmel to Kingwood, 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 130 miles [209.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 138 miles [222.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,984 miles [9,630.3 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 6,697 miles [10,777.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,572 miles [7,357.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carmel ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Carmel.

While the name Carmel is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Carmel, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the West Southwest

Chicot County

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

Georgia

Meriwether County

Our profile page for Carmel, Meriwether County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Southwest

Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Carmel, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the West

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Carmel, LaPorte County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Sioux County

Our profile page for Carmel, Sioux County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Cloud County

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

Crawford County

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

Stafford County

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

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Carmel, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Carmel, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Beltrami County

Our profile page for Carmel, Beltrami County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Carmel, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East

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New York

Putnam County

Our profile page for Carmel, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Carmel, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the South Southwest

Montgomery County

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

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Carmel, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the West

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Ontario

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Carmel   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Carmel   [Map]
Distance: About 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

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

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

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

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Virginia

Shenandoah County

Our profile page for Carmel, Shenandoah County   [Map]
Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Waupaca County

Our profile page for Carmel, Waupaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Carmel ...

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.

Amboy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Carmel   [Map]
Aurora   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Breedlove (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Erwin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Freeport   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Horse Shoe Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red House (MD)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Salt Lick   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Silver Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunnyside (MD)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [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 Carmel. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Carmel

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carmel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3307, Longitude: -79.5545     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carmel 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 Carmel 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 309.37 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.189 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.63 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 Carmel 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 Carmel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carmel.