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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cascade to Kingwood, 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 128 miles [206 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,985 miles [9,631.9 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 6,699 miles [10,781 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,574 miles [7,361.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cascade ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Cascade.

While the name Cascade is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Faulkner County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Cascade   [Map]
Distance: About 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km] to the West Northwest

California

Placer County

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

Plumas County

Our profile page for Cascade, Plumas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,179 miles [3,506.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Chaffee County

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

El Paso County

Our profile page for Cascade, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km] to the West

La Plata County

Our profile page for Cascade, La Plata County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km] to the West

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Idaho

Valley County

Our profile page for Cascade, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,873 miles [3,014.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Cascade, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the West

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Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Cascade, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the West

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Iowa

Dubuque County

Our profile page for Cascade, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

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Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Cascade, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the East

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Michigan

Antrim County

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

Kent County

Our profile page for Cascade, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the Northwest

Marquette County

Our profile page for Cascade, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Dakota County

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

Goodhue County

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

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Missouri

Wayne County

Our profile page for Cascade, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Cascade, Cascade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,672 miles [2,690.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Cherry County

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

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Cascade, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Cascade, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Putnam County

Our profile page for Cascade, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the West Northwest

Summit County

Our profile page for Cascade, Summit County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Wayne County

Our profile page for Cascade, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Fall River County

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

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Cascade, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the South

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Cascade, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,161 miles [3,477.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Sheboygan County

Our profile page for Cascade, Sheboygan County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cascade ...

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.

Bull Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Cascade   [Map]
Gum Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Herring   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hog Eye   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Kanes Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Masontown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Pioneer Rocks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reedsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Richard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ridgedale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Forge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cascade. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5634, Longitude: -79.8145     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cascade 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 Cascade 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 309.517 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.391 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.661 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 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 Cascade 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 Cascade, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cascade.