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The location of East Williamson









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From East Williamson 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 community such as East Williamson 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 Williamson and extending to:

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from East Williamson to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,170 miles [9,929.7 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 6,883 miles [11,077.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,759 miles [7,658.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named East Williamson ...

While the name East Williamson is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for East Williamson, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Williamson ...

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.

Borderland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of East Williamson   [Map]

Cinderella   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Goodman   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Goody (KY)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Hardy (KY)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Meathouse (KY)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Narrows Branch (KY)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

New Camp (KY)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Road Fork (KY)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Stringtown (KY)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Turkey Creek (KY)   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Williamson. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield

Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of East Williamson

Stirrat [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of East Williamson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<7>

Milalrd 'Dixie' Howell

Major League Baseball. He was born in Harold (Kentucky) on Wednesday January 7, 1920 and died in Hollywood (Florida) on Friday March 18, 1960 at an age of 40. He was buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Harold [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of East Williamson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milalrd 'Dixie' Howell

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Williamson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6623, Longitude: -82.2632     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Williamson 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 Williamson 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 311.053 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.86 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.35 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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