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The location of Eaton









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Eaton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Eaton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Eaton to Parkersburg, 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 60 miles [96.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 230 miles [370.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,062 miles [9,755.8 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 6,779 miles [10,909.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,654 miles [7,489.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eaton ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Eaton.

While the name Eaton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Eaton, we know of 4 communities 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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CaliforniaIllinoisMichiganOhio
 
ColoradoIndianaNew HampshireQuebec
 
FloridaKansasNew YorkTennessee
 
   Texas

Arkansas

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Eaton, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the West Southwest.

California

Monterey County

Our profile page for Eaton, Monterey County

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

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

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Eaton, Weld County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Eaton, Duval County

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

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

Idaho

Washington County

Our profile page for Eaton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,860 miles [2,993.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Crawford County

Our profile page for Eaton, Crawford County

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

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

Indiana

Delaware County

Our profile page for Eaton, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Eaton, Cowley County   [Map]

Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the West.

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Eaton, Dickinson County

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

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

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Eaton, Ottawa County

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

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

Trego County

Our profile page for Eaton, Trego County

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

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

Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Eaton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Antrim County

Our profile page for Eaton, Antrim County

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

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

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Eaton, Gratiot County

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

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

New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Eaton, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Eaton, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northeast.

North Dakota

Dickey County

Our profile page for Eaton, Dickey County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the Northwest.

Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Eaton, Lorain County   [Map]

Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Preble County

Our profile page for Eaton, Preble County   [Map]

Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Quebec

Our profile page for Eaton   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Eaton, Gibson County   [Map]

Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Loudon County

Our profile page for Eaton, Loudon County   [Map]

Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the Southwest.

Texas

Robertson County

Our profile page for Eaton, Robertson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the West Southwest.


Communities Located Internationally

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


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 11,399 miles [18,344.9 km] to the West Northwest

England

- Chesire   [Map]

Distance: About 3,700 miles [5,954.6 km] to the Northeast

- Chesire   [Map]

Distance: About 3,683 miles [5,927.2 km] to the Northeast

- Grantham   [Map]

Distance: About 3,761 miles [6,052.7 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eaton ...

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.

Deerwalk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Eaton   [Map]

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

Greencastle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Nutter Farm   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Oil Spring   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Petroleum   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Racy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sandhill   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Eaton. 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.

August 'Gus' Wagner

Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Eaton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Eaton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1962, Longitude: -81.3137     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eaton 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 Eaton 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 310.446 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.394 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.447 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 Eaton 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 Eaton, 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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