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The location of Eden









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Eden to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 253 miles [407.2 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 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,123 miles [9,854 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 6,836 miles [11,001.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,712 miles [7,583.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eden ...

We have found 59 communities that share the name Eden.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Eden. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 57 communities in the United States and Canada - with 56 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


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Ohio County

Our profile page for Eden, Ohio County   [Map]

Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Eden, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 82 miles [132 km] to the East Northeast.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Eden, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the Southwest.

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Eden, Graham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the West.

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Eden, Columbia County

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

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Eden, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the West Southwest.

California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Eden, Riverside County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,988 miles [3,199.4 km] to the West.

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Eden, Pueblo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the West.

Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Eden, Brevard County

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

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

Saint Lucie County

Our profile page for Eden, Saint Lucie County   [Map]

Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the South.

Georgia

Effingham County

Our profile page for Eden, Effingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the South.

Idaho

Jerome County

Our profile page for Eden, Jerome County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,730 miles [2,784.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Eden, Peoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West Northwest.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Eden, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West.

Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Eden, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Iowa

Benton County

Our profile page for Eden, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Eden, Fayette County

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

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

Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Eden, Atchison County

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

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

Kentucky

Butler County

Our profile page for Eden, Butler County   [Map]

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Eden, Jefferson County

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

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

Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

Our profile page for Eden, Catahoula Parish

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

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

La Salle Parish

Our profile page for Eden, La Salle Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Eden, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Southwest.

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Eden, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Eden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,215 miles [1,955.4 km] to the Northwest.

Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Eden, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the East.

Michigan

Ingham County

Our profile page for Eden, Ingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Minnesota

Dodge County

Our profile page for Eden, Dodge County   [Map]

Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northwest.

Mississippi

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Eden, Yazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Dent County

Our profile page for Eden, Dent County

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

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Eden, Saint Louis County

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

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

Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Eden, Cascade County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Eden, Nye County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,880 miles [3,025.6 km] to the West.

New Mexico

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Eden, Guadalupe County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Eden, Erie County   [Map]

Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North Northeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Eden, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Eden, Davidson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Eden, Randolph County

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

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

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Eden, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Eden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Delaware County

Our profile page for Eden, Delaware County

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

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

Meigs County

Our profile page for Eden, Meigs County   [Map]

Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the North.

Ontario

Our profile page for Eden   [Map]

Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the North.

Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Eden, Wallowa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,901 miles [3,059.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Eden, Bucks County

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

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

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Eden, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Eden, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Laurens County

Our profile page for Eden, Laurens County

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

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

South Dakota

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Eden, Lincoln County

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

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

Marshall County

Our profile page for Eden, Marshall County   [Map]

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

Texas

Concho County

Our profile page for Eden, Concho County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Frio County

Our profile page for Eden, Frio County

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

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

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Eden, Nacogdoches County   [Map]

Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Eden, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Vermont

Lamoille County

Our profile page for Eden, Lamoille County   [Map]

Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Wahkiakum County

Our profile page for Eden, Wahkiakum County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,193 miles [3,529.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Whitman County

Our profile page for Eden, Whitman County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,888 miles [3,038.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

Our profile page for Eden, Fond du Lac County   [Map]

Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Northwest.

Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Eden, Sweetwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,486 miles [2,391.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eden ...

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.

Bloomingrose   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Eden   [Map]

Comfort   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Fosterville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Joes Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

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

Maxine   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Milltown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Mount Hope   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Nelson   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Rumble   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [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. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Eden

Stirrat [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest of Eden

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

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)

Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Eden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1323, Longitude: -81.6309     [Map].

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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 Eden 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 310.664 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.485 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.932 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 Eden 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 Eden, 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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