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The location of East Kingston









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From East Kingston 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 East Kingston 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 Kingston and extending to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from East Kingston to Fayetteville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 238 miles [383 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,116 miles [9,842.7 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 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,703 miles [7,568.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named East Kingston ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name East Kingston.

While the name East Kingston is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for East Kingston, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for East Kingston, Ulster County   [Map]

Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for East Kingston   [Map]

Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Kingston ...

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.

Carbon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of East Kingston   [Map]

Clear Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Elkridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Greencastle   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lick Fork   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Long Branch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Packs Branch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Page   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Republic   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Roseville (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Scarbro   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Sun   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

United   -   7 miles [11.3 km] 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 Kingston. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis

Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of East Kingston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for East Kingston. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- East Kingston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Kingston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9784, Longitude: -81.2946     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Kingston 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 Kingston 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 310.464 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.233 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.838 degrees.

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<7>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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