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The location of Dutch Town









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Dutch Town and extending to:

  • Wellsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Brooke County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Dutch Town 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 212 miles [341.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,986 miles [9,633.5 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 6,705 miles [10,790.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,580 miles [7,370.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dutch Town ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Dutch Town.

While the name Dutch Town is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Indiana

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Dutch Town, DeKalb County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in DeKalb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Ascension Parish

Our profile page for Dutch Town, Ascension Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dutch Town ...

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.

Arnold   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Dutch Town   [Map]

Beech Bottom   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Brilliant (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Deandale (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Franklin   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Georges Run (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Louise   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mingo Junction (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Power   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rabbit Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Rockdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rush Run (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Salt Run (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Shank Town   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Stringer (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Virginville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [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 Dutch Town. 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.

Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday December 4, 1868 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Wednesday May 27, 1953 at an age of 84.

Wheeling [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Dutch Town

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett<8>

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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the east of Dutch Town

Sewickley [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Dutch Town

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke

Henrietta Crosman

Actress. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday September 2, 1861 and died in Pelham Manor (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1944 at an age of 83. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Wheeling [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Dutch Town

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henrietta Crosman

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Dutch Town

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Dutch Town

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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Dutch Town

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Dutch Town

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

Joe Muranyi

Musician. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Saturday January 14, 1928 and died in New York (New York) on Friday April 20, 2012 at an age of 84. He was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Martins Ferry [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Dutch Town

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Muranyi

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Brooke County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dutch Town. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dutch Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dutch Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dutch Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2678, Longitude: -80.6126     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dutch Town 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 Dutch Town 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 309.976 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.019 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.765 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 Dutch Town 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>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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