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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • New Cumberland [Map], which is the Seat of Hancock County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Chelsea to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 218 miles [350.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,976 miles [9,617.4 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 6,695 miles [10,774.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,571 miles [7,356.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chelsea ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Chelsea.

While the name Chelsea is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 31 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Southwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Southwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the South

Georgia

Chattooga County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Chattooga County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Southwest

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Indiana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Iowa

Tama County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Tama County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Butler County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Hopkins County

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

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Massachusetts

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Dawson County

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

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Holt County

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

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

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

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the East Northeast

New York County

Our profile page for Chelsea, New York County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East

Richmond County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Chelsea   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Rogers County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Rogers County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Oregon

Klamath County

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

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the East

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Quebec

Our profile page for Chelsea
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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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the South

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South Dakota

Faulk County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Faulk County   [Map]
Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Goochland County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Goochland County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the Southeast

Newport News City

Our profile page for Chelsea, Newport News City   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Chelsea, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,099 miles [3,378 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Taylor County

Our profile page for Chelsea, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chelsea ...

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.

Blackhorse (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Chelsea   [Map]
Chestnut Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Empire (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Fairhaven   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Island Creek (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kings Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Moscow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Glen (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Sugar Grove (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Turkeyfoot (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Chelsea. 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.

Caitlin Clarke     (Born as Katherine Anne Clarke)
  Actress, instructor. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 3, 1952 and died in Sewickley (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 9, 2004 at an age of 52. She was buried at Sewickley Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Pittsburgh [Map] is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the east of Chelsea

Sewickley [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Chelsea

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<9>
 
Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Born as Charles Arthur Floyd)
  Crime figure. He was born in Adairsville (Georgia) on Wednesday February 3, 1904 and died in East Liverpool (Ohio) on Monday October 22, 1934 at an age of 30. He was buried at Akins Cemetery (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) [Map].

East Liverpool [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Chelsea

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd
 
Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Chelsea

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable
 
Gary Michael Jeter
  Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Chelsea

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter
 
William Holmes McGuffey
  Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Chelsea

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chelsea. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4901, Longitude: -80.5990     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chelsea 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 Chelsea 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 309.957 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.031 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.679 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 Chelsea, 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 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 Chelsea 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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