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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Chauncey 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 279 miles [449 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 6,154 miles [9,903.9 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 6,867 miles [11,051.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,742 miles [7,631.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chauncey ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Chauncey.

While the name Chauncey 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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Georgia

Clinch County

Our profile page for Chauncey, Clinch County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the South

Dodge County

Our profile page for Chauncey, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the South

Illinois

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Chauncey, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Jewell County

Our profile page for Chauncey, Jewell County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Jewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Chauncey, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Camden County

Our profile page for Chauncey, Camden County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Camden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Chauncey, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Chauncey, Athens County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chauncey ...

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.

Black Bottom   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Chauncey   [Map]
Crystal Block   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Dog Patch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Don   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Monitor   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Oilville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pine Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rum Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sarah Ann   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Shamrock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Superior Bottom   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Trace Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Chauncey. 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 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Chauncey

Stirrat [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Chauncey

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chauncey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7662, Longitude: -81.9876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chauncey 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 Chauncey 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 310.886 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.683 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.20 degrees.

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<7>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 Chauncey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Chauncey 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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<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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