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The location of Easton









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Easton 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,985 miles [9,631.9 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 6,700 miles [10,782.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,575 miles [7,362.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Easton ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Easton.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Easton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 32 communities in the United States and Canada - with 32 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Easton, we know of 3 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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IllinoisMassachusettsNova Scotia 
 
IndianaMichiganOhio 

Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Easton, Colbert County   [Map]

Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the Southwest.

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Easton, Tallapoosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Southwest.

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Easton, Fresno County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,157 miles [3,471.4 km] to the West.

Colorado

El Paso County

Our profile page for Easton, El Paso County

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

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

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Easton, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Easton, Fulton County

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

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

Illinois

Mason County

Our profile page for Easton, Mason County   [Map]

Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the West.

Indiana

Benton County

Our profile page for Easton, Benton County

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

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

Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Easton, Leavenworth County   [Map]

Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the West.

Kentucky

Hancock County

Our profile page for Easton, Hancock County   [Map]

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

Louisiana

Evangeline Parish

Our profile page for Easton, Evangeline Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the Southwest.

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Easton, Aroostook County   [Map]

Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Talbot County

Our profile page for Easton, Talbot County   [Map]

Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Massachusetts

Bristol County

Our profile page for Easton, Bristol County   [Map]

Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Charlevoix County

Our profile page for Easton, Charlevoix County

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

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

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Easton, Shiawassee County   [Map]

Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Northwest.

Minnesota

Faribault County

Our profile page for Easton, Faribault County   [Map]

Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the West Northwest.

Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Easton, Buchanan County   [Map]

Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the West.

Nevada

Washoe County

Our profile page for Easton, Washoe County

This community is historic.<8>

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

New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Easton, Grafton County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Easton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Easton   [Map]

Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Easton, Guernsey County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Easton, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Clarion County

Our profile page for Easton, Clarion County   [Map]

Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the North.

Northampton County

Our profile page for Easton, Northampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Easton, Wyoming County

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

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

Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Easton, Davidson County

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

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

Gibson County

Our profile page for Easton, Gibson County

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

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

Texas

Gregg County

Our profile page for Easton, Gregg County   [Map]

Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Washington

Kittitas County

Our profile page for Easton, Kittitas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,107 miles [3,390.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Adams County

Our profile page for Easton, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the West Northwest.


Communities Located Internationally

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


England

- Huntingdonshire   [Map]

Distance: About 3,716 miles [5,980.3 km] to the Northeast

- Suffolk Coastal   [Map]

Distance: About 3,786 miles [6,093 km] to the Northeast

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 3,449 miles [5,550.6 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Easton ...

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.

Canyon   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Easton   [Map]

Cheat Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cheat Neck   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Evans Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fieldcrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Hoard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Ices Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Jerome Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Maidsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Park Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Pioneer Rocks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Randall   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Richard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Rock Forge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Rosedale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Star City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Stewartstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Sunnyside   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunset Beach   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Tanglewood   -   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 Easton. 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.

Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)

Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Millsboro [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Easton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<9>

John Dickson Carr

Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 70. He was buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina) [Map].

Uniontown [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Easton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr

Ralph Chambers

Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at an age of 76. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Uniontown [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Easton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)

Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Easton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts

Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Easton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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Communities in West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.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' (or 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- Easton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Easton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6526, Longitude: -79.9128     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Easton 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 Easton 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 309.573 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.468 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.672 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Easton 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Easton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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