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Edgar, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Edgar 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 Edgar 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 Edgar once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Edgar and extending to:

  • Ripley [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Edgar to Ripley, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the South (S). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,101 miles [9,818.6 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 6,817 miles [10,970.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,692 miles [7,551 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Edgar ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Edgar.

While the name Edgar is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Imperial County

Our profile page for Edgar, Imperial County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,938 miles [3,118.9 km] to the West.


Putnam County

Our profile page for Edgar, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the South.


Whitfield County

Our profile page for Edgar, Whitfield County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the Southwest.


Edgar County

Our profile page for Edgar, Edgar County   [Map]

Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the West Northwest.


Carbon County

Our profile page for Edgar, Carbon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km] to the West Northwest.


Clay County

Our profile page for Edgar, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the West Northwest.

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Edgar, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Randolph County

Our profile page for Edgar, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the South Southeast.


Our profile page for Edgar   [Map]

Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the North Northeast.


Elk County

Our profile page for Edgar, Elk County

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

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


DeWitt County

Our profile page for Edgar, DeWitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the West Southwest.


Caroline County

Our profile page for Edgar, Caroline County   [Map]

Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East Southeast.


Marathon County

Our profile page for Edgar, Marathon County   [Map]

Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edgar ...

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.

Danstown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Edgar   [Map]

Emma   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Goldtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Mount Tell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Parchment Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Plum Orchard   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Salt Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Tribble   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Young   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Edgar. 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.

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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Edgar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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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 Edgar, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edgar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6790, Longitude: -81.7040     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgar 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 Edgar 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 310.698 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.604 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.788 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 Edgar 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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