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The location of Edgewood









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Edgewood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Edgewood to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the South Southeast (SSE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Edgewood to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 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 6,826 miles [10,985.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,702 miles [7,567.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edgewood ...

We have found 84 communities that share the name Edgewood.

Within West Virginia, there are 3 communities which are also named Edgewood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 81 communities in the United States and Canada - with 82 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

Harrison County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the Northeast.

Lewis County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Lewis County   [Map]

Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Ohio County   [Map]

Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the North Northeast.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Elmore County

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

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the Southwest.

Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Phillips County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Saline County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Saline County   [Map]

Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the West Southwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Edgewood   [Map]

Distance: About 1,949 miles [3,136.6 km] to the Northwest.

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Siskiyou County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,150 miles [3,460.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Hartford County   [Map]

Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Tolland County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Tolland County

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

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

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the South.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the South.

Orange County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the South.

Georgia

Columbia County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Columbia County   [Map]

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

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Edgewood, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Dougherty County   [Map]

Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the South Southwest.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Peach County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Peach County   [Map]

Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Illinois

Boone County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northwest.

Champaign County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Champaign County

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

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

Effingham County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Effingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the West.

Madison County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Madison County

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

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

Woodford County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Woodford County

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

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

Indiana

Bartholomew County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Bartholomew County

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

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

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Edgewood, LaPorte County

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

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Lawrence County

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

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Marion County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Iowa

Clayton County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northwest.

Kentucky

Bell County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Bell County   [Map]

Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the Southwest.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Edgewood, 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.

Kenton County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Kenton County   [Map]

Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Frederick County   [Map]

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

Harford County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East.

Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Gratiot County   [Map]

Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Muskegon County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Muskegon County

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

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

Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Isanti County   [Map]

Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northwest.

Missouri

Pike County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West.

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Saint Louis County

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

Nevada

Douglas County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,049 miles [3,297.5 km] to the West Northwest.

New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Cape May County

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

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

New Mexico

Santa Fe County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Santa Fe County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the West.

New York

Greene County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Greene County   [Map]

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Monroe County

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

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

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Suffolk County

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

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

North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Craven County   [Map]

Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Southeast.

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Pasquotank County   [Map]

Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Wake County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Wake County   [Map]

Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Southeast.

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Wilkes County   [Map]

Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the South.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Edgewood   [Map]

Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Ashtabula County   [Map]

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

Butler County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Warren County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Warren County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the North Northeast.

Bucks County

Our profile page for Edgewood, 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.

Indiana County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Indiana County   [Map]

Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the Northeast.

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Northumberland County   [Map]

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

Somerset County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Somerset County

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

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

Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Providence County   [Map]

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Kershaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the South.

Richland County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Richland County

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

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

Tennessee

Dickson County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Dickson County   [Map]

Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Dyer County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Dyer County   [Map]

Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Hamblen County   [Map]

Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the South Southwest.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Sullivan County

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

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

Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Bexar County

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

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

Harris County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Harris County   [Map]

Distance: About 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Van Zandt County   [Map]

Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

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

Distance: About 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Amherst County   [Map]

Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Edgewood, Chesapeake City   [Map]

Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Danville City

Our profile page for Edgewood, Danville City   [Map]

Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the Southeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the Southeast.

Newport News City

Our profile page for Edgewood, Newport News City   [Map]

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

Prince George County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Prince George County

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

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

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Edgewood, Roanoke City   [Map]

Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the Southeast.

Salem City

Our profile page for Edgewood, Salem City   [Map]

Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the Southeast.

Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Pierce County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,121 miles [3,413.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Edgewood, Waukesha County   [Map]

Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edgewood ...

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.

Airport Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Edgewood   [Map]

Blackhawk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Elk   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Elk Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Elk Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Ivydale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Mink (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mound (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Riverview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rock Lake Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Snow Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

South Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Twomile   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Edgewood. 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Edgewood

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Edgewood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3801, Longitude: -81.6437     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgewood 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 Edgewood 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 310.668 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.525 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.859 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Edgewood 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 Edgewood, 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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