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The location of East Side









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From East Side 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 Side 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 Side and extending to:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the East Southeast (ESE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from East Side to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,113 miles [9,837.9 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 6,827 miles [10,987 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 Side ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name East Side.

While the name East Side is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of East Side, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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AlabamaGeorgiaNew YorkPennsylvania
 
CaliforniaIllinoisNova ScotiaTennessee
 
ConnecticutLouisianaOhioTexas
 
FloridaMississippiOklahomaWisconsin

Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for East Side, Tuscaloosa County

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

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

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for East Side, San Joaquin County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,130 miles [3,427.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for East Side, Hartford County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for East Side, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the South.

Georgia

Whitfield County

Our profile page for East Side, Whitfield County

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

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

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for East Side, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the Northwest.

Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for East Side, Calcasieu Parish

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

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

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for East Side, Vernon Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Mississippi

Perry County

Our profile page for East Side, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Southwest.

New York

Broome County

Our profile page for East Side, Broome County

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

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for East Side   [Map]

Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Mahoning County

Our profile page for East Side, Mahoning County   [Map]

Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Washington County

Our profile page for East Side, Washington County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Carbon County

Our profile page for East Side, Carbon County   [Map]

Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the East Northeast.

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for East Side, Philadelphia County

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

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

Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for East Side, Carter County   [Map]

Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Dickson County

Our profile page for East Side, Dickson County   [Map]

Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Texas

Dawson County

Our profile page for East Side, 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.

Panola County

Our profile page for East Side, Panola County

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

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

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for East Side, Dane County

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

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


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 10,114 miles [16,276.9 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Side ...

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.

Airport Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of East Side   [Map]

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

Elk   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Elk Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Elk Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Meadowbrook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mound (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Riverview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Snow Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

South Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Twomile   -   2 miles [3.2 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 East Side. 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 Less than 2 miles to the southeast of East Side

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 Side. 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 '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- East Side) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Side. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3543, Longitude: -81.6407     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Side 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 Side 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 310.666 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.519 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.866 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 East Side 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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