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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Buckhannon [Map], which is the Seat of Upshur County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Carter to Buckhannon, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 174 miles [280 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 6,036 miles [9,714 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 6,748 miles [10,859.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,624 miles [7,441.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Carter ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Carter.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Carter. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States - with 28 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Carter, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the West

Delaware

Kent County

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

Kansas

Washington County

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

Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Carter, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Carter, Coahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the West Southwest

Perry County

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

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Carter, Yazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Chouteau County

Our profile page for Carter, Chouteau County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,646 miles [2,649 km] to the West Northwest

Missoula County

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

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Nebraska

Harlan County

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

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

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

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North Carolina

Gates County

Our profile page for Carter, Gates County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the Southeast

Stokes County

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

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Carter, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Beckham County

Our profile page for Carter, Beckham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the West

Cherokee County

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

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

Our profile page for Carter, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the North

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South Carolina

Colleton County

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

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South Dakota

Tripp County

Our profile page for Carter, Tripp County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for Carter, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the South Southwest

Knox County

Our profile page for Carter, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Denton County

Our profile page for Carter, Denton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the West Southwest

Parker County

Our profile page for Carter, Parker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Wythe County

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

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Wisconsin

Forest County

Our profile page for Carter, Forest County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northwest

Iron County

Our profile page for Carter, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Uinta County

Our profile page for Carter, Uinta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Carter ...

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.

Chemical (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Carter   [Map]
Evergreen   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Freeman   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
French Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Holly Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Imperial   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jewell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Cave   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sellers (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tenmile   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Zion   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8445, Longitude: -80.2823     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carter 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 Carter 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 309.83 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.639 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.116 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 Carter, 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 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 Carter 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carter.