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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Carver once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Carver to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Carver to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,103 miles [9,821.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,814 miles [10,966.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,690 miles [7,547.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Carver ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Carver.

While the name Carver is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Grant County

Our profile page for Carver, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the West Southwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Carver, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the West

Florida

Duval County

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

Sumter County

Our profile page for Carver, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the South

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Iowa

Wapello County

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

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Kentucky

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Carver, Magoffin County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Carver, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Carver County

Our profile page for Carver, Carver County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Northwest

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New York

New York County

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

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Oklahoma

Garvin County

Our profile page for Carver, Garvin County   [Map]
Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the West

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Carver, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,167 miles [3,487.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Leon County

Our profile page for Carver, Leon County
Although located in Leon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Carver ...

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.

Beauty   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Carver   [Map]
Chimney Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cotton Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Edmond   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hawks Nest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Michigan (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Mountain Cove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spy Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunnyside (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Carver, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Carver. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carver) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carver. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0759, Longitude: -81.0840     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carver have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Carver to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.335 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.10 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.717 degrees.

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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 Carver 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 Carver.



 
 
 

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