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The location of Carrollton









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Philippi [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Carrollton to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 164 miles [263.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,017 miles [9,683.4 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 6,730 miles [10,830.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,605 miles [7,411 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carrollton ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Carrollton.

While the name Carrollton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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AlabamaIndianaMichiganTexas
 
ArkansasIowaMississippiVirginia
 
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GeorgiaLouisianaNew YorkWisconsin
 
IllinoisMarylandOhio 

Alabama

Pickens County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Pickens County   [Map]

Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Southwest.

Arkansas

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the West.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the South.

Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the Southwest.

Illinois

Greene County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the West.

Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Hancock County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the West.

Iowa

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the West.

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Carrollton, Jefferson Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Jefferson Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Orleans Parish

Our profile page for Carrollton, Orleans Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Southwest.

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East.

Frederick County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Prince George's County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Prince George's County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Macomb County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Macomb County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Macomb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Saginaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the West.

New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Cattaraugus County   [Map]

Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Ohio

Carroll County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Carrollton, 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.

Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Isle of Wight County   [Map]

Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Southeast.

Washington

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Cowlitz County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cowlitz County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wisconsin

Dunn County

Our profile page for Carrollton, Dunn County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Dunn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carrollton ...

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.

Boulder   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Carrollton   [Map]

Century Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Elk City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Independence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Longview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Mount Liberty   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Murphy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Swamp Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Union   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Carrollton. 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.

Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg

Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at an age of 88. He was buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Elkins [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Carrollton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Barbour County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carrollton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0904, Longitude: -80.0870     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carrollton 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 Carrollton 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 309.703 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.531 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.947 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 Carrollton 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 Carrollton, 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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