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(Raleigh County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Cedar to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Cedar to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Cedar to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 239 miles [384.6 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 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,123 miles [9,854 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 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,710 miles [7,580 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cedar ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Cedar.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Cedar. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 34 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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Arizona

Mohave County

Our profile page for Cedar, Mohave County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Cedar   [Map]
Distance: About 2,243 miles [3,609.8 km] to the Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

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

Colorado

San Miguel County

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

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Idaho

Twin Falls County

Our profile page for Cedar, Twin Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Whiteside County

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

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Indiana

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Cedar, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Mahaska County

Our profile page for Cedar, Mahaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the West Northwest

Monroe County

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

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Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Cedar, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the West

McPherson County

Our profile page for Cedar, McPherson County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in McPherson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rooks County

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

Smith County

Our profile page for Cedar, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the West Northwest

Wabaunsee County

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

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Cedar, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Cedar, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Dickinson County

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

Leelanau County

Our profile page for Cedar, Leelanau County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North Northwest

Menominee County

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

Presque Isle County

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

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Minnesota

Anoka County

Our profile page for Cedar, Anoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Sanders County

Our profile page for Cedar, Sanders County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

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

Eureka County

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

Washoe County

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

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North Carolina

Bladen County

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

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Oklahoma

Latimer County

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

Logan County

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

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South Dakota

Hand County

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

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Texas

Fayette County

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

Harris County

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

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Utah

Emery County

Our profile page for Cedar, Emery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,576 miles [2,536.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Ashland County

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

Iron County

Our profile page for Cedar, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cedar ...

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.

Affinity   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Cedar   [Map]
Beaver   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Big Stick   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Coal City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Crab Orchard   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Daniels   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Glen View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Glen White   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Glen White Junction (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Harper Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Johnstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lester   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Spangler Factory (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Winding Gulf   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodpeck   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Cedar. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Cedar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>
 
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Cedar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cedar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7371, Longitude: -81.2123     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cedar 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 Cedar 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 310.419 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.146 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.881 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Cedar 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 Cedar, 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: findagrave.com.

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