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The location of East Bank









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From East Bank 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 town such as East Bank to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from East Bank to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 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 6,112 miles [9,836.3 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 6,825 miles [10,983.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,700 miles [7,563.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named East Bank ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name East Bank.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Kansas

Allen County

Our profile page for East Bank, Allen County

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

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

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for East Bank, Jefferson Parish

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Bank ...

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.

Cabin Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of East Bank   [Map]

Cedar Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Coalburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Crown Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Diamond   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Dry Branch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gallagher   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Glasgow   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Hollygrove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

London   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Monarch   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [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 East Bank. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)

Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of East Bank

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- East Bank) 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 East Bank. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East Bank

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Bank. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2153, Longitude: -81.4441     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Bank 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 East Bank 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 310.55 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.366 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.826 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 East Bank 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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