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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Chambers to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over 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 272 miles [437.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,147 miles [9,892.6 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 6,860 miles [11,040.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,735 miles [7,620.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chambers ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Chambers.

While the name Chambers is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Montgomery County

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

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Chambers, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Chambers, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,534 miles [2,468.7 km] to the West

Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Chambers, Latah County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,869 miles [3,007.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Hancock County

Our profile page for Chambers, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the West

Menifee County

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

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Chambers, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Southwest

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

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

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Nebraska

Holt County

Our profile page for Chambers, Holt County   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Chemung County

Our profile page for Chambers, Chemung County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Chambers, Burke County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the South

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Ohio

Wood County

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

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Oklahoma

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Chambers, Pittsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the West

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

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

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Tennessee

McNairy County

Our profile page for Chambers, McNairy County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West Southwest

Obion County

Our profile page for Chambers, Obion County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

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

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Chambers, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chambers ...

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.

Argyle   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Chambers   [Map]
Blair   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ethel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Five Block   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freeze Fork   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kelly   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Man   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Campbell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rum Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sovereign   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunbeam   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wanda   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Chambers. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Chambers

Stirrat [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Chambers

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<9>

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chambers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8212, Longitude: -81.8801     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chambers 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 Chambers 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 310.82 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.616 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.137 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 Chambers 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 Chambers, 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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