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Edgemont, West Virginia
(Marion County)

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The location of Edgemont

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Fairmont [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Edgemont to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about 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 6,003 miles [9,660.9 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 6,718 miles [10,811.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,594 miles [7,393.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edgemont ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Edgemont.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Edgemont. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States - with 29 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

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the Southwest.

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Lauderdale County   [Map]

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Southwest.


Cleburne County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Cleburne County   [Map]

Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the West Southwest.


Lassen County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Lassen County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 2,115 miles [3,403.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Riverside County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Riverside County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km] to the West.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km] to the West.


Saint Clair County

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

Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the West.


Frederick County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the East.


Lee County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Southwest.


Elko County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Elko County

This community is historic.

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

New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Merrimack County   [Map]

Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Westchester County

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

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

North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Caldwell County   [Map]

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


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Hamilton County   [Map]

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the West.


Dauphin County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Dauphin County   [Map]

Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Delaware County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Delaware County   [Map]

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

Northampton County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Northampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Fall River County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Fall River County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km] to the West Northwest.


Cocke County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Cocke County   [Map]

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

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the South Southwest.


Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Weber County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the West Northwest.


Covington City

Our profile page for Edgemont, Covington City   [Map]

Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the South.


Kittitas County

Our profile page for Edgemont, Kittitas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edgemont ...

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.

Barrackville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Edgemont   [Map]

Dakota   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Garden Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Graham Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Helens Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Hillcrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Hopewell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Meadowdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Montana   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

New England   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Pettyjohn (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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

Wahoo   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [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 Edgemont. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)

Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Edgemont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>

Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Edgemont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edgemont) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgemont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4701, Longitude: -80.1704     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgemont 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 Edgemont 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 309.738 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.628 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.85 degrees.

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<7>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 Edgemont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Edgemont 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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