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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marlinton [Map], which is the Seat of Pocahontas County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cass to Marlinton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the West (W). 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 159 miles [255.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 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 6,040 miles [9,720.4 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,626 miles [7,444.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cass ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Cass.

While the name Cass is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Cass, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the West


Bartow County

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


Cass County

Our profile page for Cass, Cass County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the West Northwest


Cass County

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

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Cass, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the West

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Jones County

Our profile page for Cass, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Erie County

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

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Hancock County

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

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Cass County

Our profile page for Cass, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cass ...

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.

Clover Lick   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Cass   [Map]
Deer Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Dunmore   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Frost   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Bank   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mace   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spruce   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stony Bottom   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [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 Cass. 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.

Mary Johnston
  Author. She was born in Buchanan (Virginia) on Monday November 21, 1870 and died in Warm Springs (Virginia) on Saturday May 9, 1936 at an age of 65. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia) [Map].

Warm Springs [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Cass

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Johnston<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cass. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cass

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cass. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3963, Longitude: -79.9157     [Map].

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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 Cass 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 309.624 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.337 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.113 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 Cass 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 Cass, 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:

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