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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Elizabeth [Map], which is the Seat of Wirt County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Cherry 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 231 miles [371.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 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 6,072 miles [9,771.9 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 6,788 miles [10,924.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,663 miles [7,504.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cherry ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Cherry.

While the name Cherry is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Cherry, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km] to the West

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Cherry, Sonoma County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,214 miles [3,563.1 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Douglas County

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

Illinois

Bureau County

Our profile page for Cherry, Bureau County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Cherokee County

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

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Kentucky

Calloway County

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

Hopkins County

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

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Cherry, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Rankin County

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

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Missouri

Camden County

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

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

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

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Cherry, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the South

Washington County

Our profile page for Cherry, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Cherry
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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Tennessee

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Cherry, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cherry ...

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.

Burning Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Cherry   [Map]
Elizabeth   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Enterprise   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Evelyn (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Ivan   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Palestine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rover   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Standingstone (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Two Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Wirt County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0059, Longitude: -81.3407     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherry 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 Cherry 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 310.468 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.39 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.522 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 Cherry, 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 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 Cherry 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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