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The location of Echo









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Echo to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 298 miles [479.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six 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 6,156 miles [9,907.1 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 6,871 miles [11,057.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,747 miles [7,639.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Echo ...

We have found 34 communities that share the name Echo.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Echo. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 33 communities in the United States and Canada - with 33 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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ColoradoMinnesotaOhioUtah
 
IowaMississippiOntarioWashington
 
KansasMissouriOregon 

Alabama

Dale County

Our profile page for Echo, Dale County   [Map]

Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Arkansas

Logan County

Our profile page for Echo, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Scott County

Our profile page for Echo, Scott County

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

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

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Echo, El Dorado County

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

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

Inyo County

Our profile page for Echo, Inyo County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Echo, Mendocino County

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

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

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Echo, San Bernardino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km] to the West.

Colorado

Fremont County

Our profile page for Echo, Fremont County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km] to the West.

Iowa

Harrison County

Our profile page for Echo, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Echo, Douglas County

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

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

Kentucky

Metcalfe County

Our profile page for Echo, Metcalfe County   [Map]

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Louisiana

Acadia Parish

Our profile page for Echo, Acadia Parish

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

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

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Echo, Rapides Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Southwest.

Michigan

Antrim County

Our profile page for Echo, 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.

Minnesota

Yellow Medicine County

Our profile page for Echo, Yellow Medicine County   [Map]

Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Northwest.

Mississippi

Amite County

Our profile page for Echo, Amite County

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

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

Missouri

Chariton County

Our profile page for Echo, Chariton County   [Map]

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

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Echo, Elko County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,788 miles [2,877.5 km] to the West Northwest.

New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Echo, Suffolk County

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

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

North Carolina

Robeson County

Our profile page for Echo, Robeson County   [Map]

Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Southeast.

Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Echo, Belmont County   [Map]

Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Echo, Hamilton County

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

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

Meigs County

Our profile page for Echo, Meigs County

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

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Echo   [Map]

Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Echo, Umatilla County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Echo, Armstrong County   [Map]

Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the Northeast.

Cambria County

Our profile page for Echo, Cambria County   [Map]

Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Macon County

Our profile page for Echo, Macon County

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

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

Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Echo, Bell County

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

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

Coleman County

Our profile page for Echo, Coleman County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Orange County

Our profile page for Echo, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the Southwest.

Utah

Summit County

Our profile page for Echo, Summit County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,546 miles [2,488 km] to the West Northwest.

Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Echo, Stevens County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Echo ...

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.

Centerville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Echo   [Map]

Crockett   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dickson   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Durbin (KY)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Effie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Fort Gay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fullers (KY)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Greenwood (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Mineral Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mouth of Bear (KY)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Potters (KY)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Quaker   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Rockville (KY)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Saltpetre   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Echo. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Echo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Echo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1779, Longitude: -82.4818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Echo 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 Echo 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 311.181 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.082 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.285 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Echo 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 Echo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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