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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Charles Town [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Carters Ford to Charles Town, 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 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 59 miles [95 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,924 miles [9,533.8 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 6,633 miles [10,674.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,509 miles [7,256.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carters Ford ...

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.

Brucetown (VA)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Carters Ford   [Map]
Burnt Factory (VA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cedar Hill (VA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Clear Brook (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Gordondale (VA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jamestown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jordan Springs (VA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leetown (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rest (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rocky Ford (VA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Summit Point   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Carters Ford. 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.

John Brown
  Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Carters Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<7>
 
Elizabeth Monroe
  First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe. She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday June 30, 1768 and died in Aldie (Virginia) on Thursday September 23, 1830 at an age of 62. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia) [Map].

Aldie [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Carters Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe

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Search for a West Virginia Community

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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' distance that begins in Carters Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carters Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carters Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2645, Longitude: -78.0331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carters Ford 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 Carters Ford 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 308.459 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.142 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.997 degrees.

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<7>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 Carters Ford.



 
 
 

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