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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Center Point to ...

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

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

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Center Point to West Union, 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 89 miles [143.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,026 miles [9,697.9 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 6,741 miles [10,848.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,617 miles [7,430.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Center Point ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Center Point.

While the name Center Point is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Clarke County

Our profile page for Center Point, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Center Point, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Center Point, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the South Southwest

Arkansas

Clark County

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

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Center Point, Faulkner County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the West Southwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Center Point, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the West Southwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Center Point, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the West Southwest

Prairie County

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

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Georgia

Carroll County

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

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Indiana

Clay County

Our profile page for Center Point, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the West

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Iowa

Linn County

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

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Kentucky

Monroe County

Our profile page for Center Point, 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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Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Center Point, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the Southwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Center Point, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Southwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Center Point, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Southwest

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Center Point, Noxubee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Southwest

Tallahatchie County

Our profile page for Center Point, Tallahatchie County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Atchison County

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

Linn County

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

Newton County

Our profile page for Center Point, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the West

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

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

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Oklahoma

Latimer County

Our profile page for Center Point, Latimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

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

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South Dakota

Turner County

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

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Tennessee

Chester County

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

Hardeman County

Our profile page for Center Point, Hardeman County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the West Southwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Center Point, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the Southwest

Sequatchie County

Our profile page for Center Point, Sequatchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the Southwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Center Point, Shelby County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the West Southwest

Stewart County

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

White County

Our profile page for Center Point, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Camp County

Our profile page for Center Point, Camp County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the West Southwest

Ellis County

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

Hopkins County

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

Howard County

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

Hunt County

Our profile page for Center Point, Hunt County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the West Southwest

Kerr County

Our profile page for Center Point, Kerr County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the West Southwest

Panola County

Our profile page for Center Point, Panola County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the West Southwest

Parker County

Our profile page for Center Point, Parker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the West Southwest

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Center Point, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the West Southwest

Trinity County

Our profile page for Center Point, Trinity County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the West Southwest

Upshur County

Our profile page for Center Point, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Center Point ...

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.

Alliance   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Center Point   [Map]
Archer   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Big Battle (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Big Moses   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Brown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Dale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Flint   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Industrial   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
King   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake Floyd   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Link   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Pittsburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Long Run   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Meeker   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Olive   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Stringtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Doddridge County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3918, Longitude: -80.6354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center Point 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 Center Point 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 310.025 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.943 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.082 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 Center Point 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 Center Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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