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Eden Park, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Eden Park once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Eden Park and extending to:

  • Hamlin [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Eden Park to Hamlin, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,147 miles [9,892.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,862 miles [11,043.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,737 miles [7,623.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Eden Park ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Eden Park.

While the name Eden Park is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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New Castle County

Our profile page for Eden Park, New Castle County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Eden Park, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the South.


Williamson County

Our profile page for Eden Park, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the West.


East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Eden Park, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Southwest.


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Eden Park, 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.

Scioto County

Our profile page for Eden Park, Scioto County   [Map]

Distance: About 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Northwest.


Allegheny County

Our profile page for Eden Park, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the Northeast.

Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Eden Park, Providence County

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

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


Roanoke City

Our profile page for Eden Park, Roanoke City   [Map]

Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eden Park ...

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.

Allen (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Eden Park   [Map]

Big Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Bradyville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Cove Gap   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cuzzie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Daisy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Fourteen (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Fry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Halcyon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Price   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Spears (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [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 Eden Park. 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Eden Park

Stirrat [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Eden Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lincoln County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Eden Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Eden Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eden Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0584, Longitude: -82.1460     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eden Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Eden Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.978 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.832 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.177 degrees.

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<8>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 Eden Park 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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<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:

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