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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:

  • Wheeling [Map], which is the Seat of Ohio County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Eden 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 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,996 miles [9,649.6 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 6,714 miles [10,805.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,590 miles [7,386.9 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

Boone County

Our profile page for Eden, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Eden, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Saint Clair County

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

Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the Southwest.

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Eden, Graham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,687 miles [2,715 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 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the West Southwest.

California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Eden, Riverside County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km] to the West.

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Eden, Pueblo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,284 miles [2,066.4 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 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the South.

Georgia

Effingham County

Our profile page for Eden, Effingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the South.

Idaho

Jerome County

Our profile page for Eden, Jerome County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,737 miles [2,795.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Eden, Peoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Eden, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Eden, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the West.

Iowa

Benton County

Our profile page for Eden, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 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 379 miles [609.9 km] to the West Southwest.

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 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the Southwest.

Pointe Coupee Parish

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

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the Southwest.

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Eden, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Eden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km] to the Northwest.

Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Eden, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Michigan

Ingham County

Our profile page for Eden, Ingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the Northwest.

Minnesota

Dodge County

Our profile page for Eden, Dodge County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Mississippi

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Eden, Yazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the 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 1,596 miles [2,568.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Eden, Nye County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,912 miles [3,077.1 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 200 miles [321.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Eden, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Eden, Davidson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the South.

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 250 miles [402.3 km] to the South.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Eden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,060 miles [1,705.9 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 86 miles [138.4 km] to the Southwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Eden   [Map]

Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North.

Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Eden, Wallowa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,890 miles [3,041.7 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 140 miles [225.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Eden, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the East.

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 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Texas

Concho County

Our profile page for Eden, Concho County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,235 miles [1,987.5 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 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Eden, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Vermont

Lamoille County

Our profile page for Eden, Lamoille County   [Map]

Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Wahkiakum County

Our profile page for Eden, Wahkiakum County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,180 miles [3,508.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Whitman County

Our profile page for Eden, Whitman County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

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

Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the Northwest.

Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Eden, Sweetwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 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.

Betty Zane   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Eden   [Map]

Cedar Rocks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Clearview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Echo Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Elm Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Florence (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Glenns Run (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Martins Ferry (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mozart   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mozart Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Riverview (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Terminal Junction (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Valley Camp   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Valley Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Vineyard Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Warwood   -   4 miles [6.4 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.

Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday December 4, 1868 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Wednesday May 27, 1953 at an age of 84.

Wheeling [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Eden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett<9>

Henrietta Crosman

Actress. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday September 2, 1861 and died in Pelham Manor (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1944 at an age of 83. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Wheeling [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Eden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henrietta Crosman

Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)

Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Eden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable

Gary Michael Jeter

Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Eden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter

William Holmes McGuffey

Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Eden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

Joe Muranyi

Musician. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Saturday January 14, 1928 and died in New York (New York) on Friday April 20, 2012 at an age of 84. He was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Martins Ferry [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Eden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Muranyi

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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' (or 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) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0670, Longitude: -80.6384     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eden 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 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 310.00 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.016 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.847 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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