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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 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:

  • Buckhannon [Map], which is the Seat of Upshur County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Eden to Buckhannon, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 177 miles [284.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,042 miles [9,723.7 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 6,754 miles [10,869.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,630 miles [7,451.3 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 82 miles [132 km] to the West Southwest.

Ohio County

Our profile page for Eden, Ohio County   [Map]

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Saint Clair County

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

Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Southwest.

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Eden, Graham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,694 miles [2,726.2 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 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the West Southwest.

California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Eden, Riverside County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km] to the West.

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Eden, Pueblo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,308 miles [2,105 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 791 miles [1,273 km] to the South.

Georgia

Effingham County

Our profile page for Eden, Effingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the South.

Idaho

Jerome County

Our profile page for Eden, Jerome County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Peoria County

Our profile page for Eden, Peoria County   [Map]

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

Randolph County

Our profile page for Eden, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the West.

Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Eden, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Iowa

Benton County

Our profile page for Eden, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 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 361 miles [581 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 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Pointe Coupee Parish

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

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Southwest.

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Eden, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Eden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the Northwest.

Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Eden, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the East.

Michigan

Ingham County

Our profile page for Eden, Ingham County   [Map]

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

Minnesota

Dodge County

Our profile page for Eden, Dodge County   [Map]

Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northwest.

Mississippi

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Eden, Yazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 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 1,656 miles [2,665.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Eden, Nye County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 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 280 miles [450.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Eden, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Eden, Davidson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 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 157 miles [252.7 km] to the South.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Eden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,092 miles [1,757.4 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 81 miles [130.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Eden   [Map]

Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the North.

Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Eden, Wallowa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 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 194 miles [312.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Eden, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 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 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the Northwest.

Texas

Concho County

Our profile page for Eden, Concho County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,216 miles [1,957 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 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Eden, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,664 miles [2,677.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Vermont

Lamoille County

Our profile page for Eden, Lamoille County   [Map]

Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Wahkiakum County

Our profile page for Eden, Wahkiakum County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,236 miles [3,598.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Whitman County

Our profile page for Eden, Whitman County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

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

Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the Northwest.

Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Eden, Sweetwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,540 miles [2,478.4 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.

Carter   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Eden   [Map]

Chemical (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Czar   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Hacker Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Holly Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Little Wildcat (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Rock Cave   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Wildcat   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Zion   -   3 miles [4.8 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 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.

Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg

Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at an age of 88. He was buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Elkins [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Eden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Upshur County

About West Virginia

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 38.7437, Longitude: -80.3279     [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 309.861 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.659 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.17 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 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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